Tag: National Aquarium

Six Endangered Sea Turtles Returned Home!

Kemp's ridley sea turtle

Although they will be missed by the dedicated staff and volunteers here at the National Marine Life Center, we are happy to announce that in the first release of the season six of the 30 Kemp’s ridley sea turtles that were in our care were released on January 26th, 2017! On January 24, the six […]

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Turtle Release in Maryland!


Our last four sea turtles are on their way home! Topsy, Gerald, Betsy, and Ernest are on their way to warmer Maryland waters where they will be released back into the ocean.  This week, Dr. Williams conducted one last health check and approved the turtles for release. Animal Care Coordinator Kate Shaffer applied flipper tags […]

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The Great Sea Turtle Trek

Florida Fish and Wildlife

46 turtles 1,234 miles and RELEASE! This winter’s sea turtle cold-stun season on Cape Cod was the largest to date.  A total of 393 turtles stranded, of which 242 were alive and suffering from severe hypothermia.  In a normal year, there are an average of 70 live strandings. Sea turtles are rescued by Mass Audubon […]

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