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KEY BISCAYNE (CBSMiami) – Gov. Rick Scott was in Key Biscayne on Monday for the release of endangered turtles.

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Crowds gathered at Bill Baggs State Park to watch three endangered loggerheads and one green sea turtle  head back home.

“Some of these guys have been with us for a couple of years and this is just a really happy day for all of us. To be able to show the fruits of your hard labor to actually pay off, to get to go off in the wild, it’s fabulous,” said Robert Rose, who is with the Miami Seaquarium.

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The Miami Seaquarium has been rehabilitating the animals since they were injured out in the wild.

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“They had different wounds. One of them had a bone strike. One of them had a ingestion.  One of them had a crab trap entanglement and they all had their different problems but they got treated for it,” said Miami Seaquarium employee Jodi Tuzinski.

Florida Fish and Wildlife officials, who rescued two of the turtles, were there for the proud moment – as was Gov. Scott.

“It’s fun to release these three tortugas here,” said Scott.

Beachgoers, who unexpectedly became witnesses to this joyous moment, couldn’t help but become cheerleaders as the sea creatures swam off into the blue waters.

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“Amazing! I was so excited,” said Ileana Tellez.