Cold-Stressed Turtles Return to Sea in Florida

Loggerheads airlifted to Florida from Massachusetts to be released in Juno Beach

Wednesday, Jan 2, 2013  |  Updated 7:26 AM EDT
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Wildlife officials say two loggerhead sea turtles airlifted to Florida from frigid waters off Massachusetts are ready to return to the Atlantic Ocean.
 
The turtles were among several dozen sea turtles that got stranded when temperatures in Cape Cod Bay suddenly dropped. New England Aquarium rescued the turtles and sent them to recover at marine life rehabilitation facilities in Florida.

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The two loggerheads will be released Thursday into the ocean off Juno Beach.
 
The Palm Beach Post reports that more cold-stressed sea turtles from New England are expected to arrive for treatment at the Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach this week.

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