The Florida Aquarium has released five Kemp’s ridley sea turtles back to the ocean after successful recovery at the aquarium’s Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Center.
The smallest sea turtle species in the world, the Kemp’s ridley are also among the most endangered. Months of specialized care by the team at the Florida Aquarium provided this group of sea turtles a second chance.
The turtles were stranded in Cape Cod, Massachusetts during a cold-stun event last December. Initially triaged at the New England Aquarium, the turtles were flown to Florida by Turtles Fly Too, a non-profit that works to save endangered turtles.
– Staff reports, Florida Politics