Turtle makes her return to the ocean

Australian Seabird Rescue volunteers release Hooka into the ocean. Pictures: ANDY ZAKELI
Australian Seabird Rescue volunteers release Hooka into the ocean. Pictures: ANDY ZAKELI
Australian Seabird Rescue volunteers release Hooka into the ocean. Pictures: ANDY ZAKELI

Australian Seabird Rescue volunteers release Hooka into the ocean. Pictures: ANDY ZAKELI

Australian Seabird Rescue volunteers release Hooka into the ocean. Pictures: ANDY ZAKELI

Australian Seabird Rescue volunteers release Hooka into the ocean. Pictures: ANDY ZAKELI

Australian Seabird Rescue volunteers release Hooka into the ocean. Pictures: ANDY ZAKELI

Australian Seabird Rescue volunteers release Hooka into the ocean. Pictures: ANDY ZAKELI

Australian Seabird Rescue volunteers release Hooka into the ocean. Pictures: ANDY ZAKELI

Australian Seabird Rescue volunteers release Hooka into the ocean. Pictures: ANDY ZAKELI

Australian Seabird Rescue volunteers release Hooka into the ocean. Pictures: ANDY ZAKELI

Australian Seabird Rescue volunteers release Hooka into the ocean. Pictures: ANDY ZAKELI

Australian Seabird Rescue volunteers release Hooka into the ocean. Pictures: ANDY ZAKELI

Australian Seabird Rescue volunteers release Hooka into the ocean. Pictures: ANDY ZAKELI

Australian Seabird Rescue volunteers release Hooka into the ocean. Pictures: ANDY ZAKELI

Australian Seabird Rescue volunteers release Hooka into the ocean. Pictures: ANDY ZAKELI

Australian Seabird Rescue volunteers release Hooka into the ocean. Pictures: ANDY ZAKELI

Australian Seabird Rescue volunteers release Hooka into the ocean. Pictures: ANDY ZAKELI

Australian Seabird Rescue volunteers release Hooka into the ocean. Pictures: ANDY ZAKELI

Australian Seabird Rescue volunteers release Hooka into the ocean. Pictures: ANDY ZAKELI

Australian Seabird Rescue volunteers release Hooka into the ocean. Pictures: ANDY ZAKELI

Australian Seabird Rescue volunteers release Hooka into the ocean. Pictures: ANDY ZAKELI

Lake Illawarra fishermen reeled in an unexpected guest early yesterday, a 12-kilogram green turtle.

The turtle, affectionately named Hooka, was reported to the Australian Seabird Rescue (ASR) team who collected her later in the morning.