World’s toughest turtle? Survivor among 8 returned to ocean

POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (AP) — If what doesn’t kill you truly makes you stronger, then Titan is the strongest turtle in the ocean. The juvenile Loggerhead turtle has been gashed by a boat propeller, had part of his front flipper bitten off by a shark, and was being attacked by a different shark when two New Jersey fishermen saved him. They called Sea Turtle Recovery, a group that rescues and rehabilitates turtles before returning them to the ocean. Tuesday morning, Titan was among eight turtles returned to the sea in Point Pleasant Beach after being nursed back to health. The group has returned 85 rehabilitated turtled to the ocean since 2016.