New England Aquarium releases 14 stranded sea turtles back into ocean

(WHDH) — Members of Boston’s New England Aquarium traveled to Jacksonville, Florida, on Monday to release 14 sea turtles that were found stranded on Cape Cod back into the ocean.

In a video shared on the aquarium’s YouTube page, biologists can be seen carrying the turtles to the sand at Little Talbot Island State Park and releasing them back into the Atlantic.

The turtles were emaciated and suffering from pneumonia when they were found stranded on a Cape Cod beach between November and December, the aquarium said. They were then rehabbed at a nearby sea turtle hospital.

In total, the aquarium saved 10 loggerhead and four Kemp’s ridley sea turtles.

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