Cape sea turtles arrive in Florida after hitching a ride with the US Coast Guard

Sea turtles saved on the shores of Cape Cod, find a new home in Orlando courtesy of the Coast Guard


   Sea World Orlando turtle expert, Dan Conklin, unloads 20 sea turtles from a US Coast Guard Ocean Sentry before taking them to Sea World for intensive and hands-on care, this past Sunday. Photo courtesy of Sea World.

Sea World Orlando turtle expert, Clay Williams, places a Kemp’s Ridley into a rehabilitation pool after 20 sea turtles arrived at the park. Photo courtesy of Sea World.

Twenty endangered Kemp's Ridley sea turtles arrived at an airport in Orlando after they were flown from Hanscom Air Force Base in Lincoln, MA by a Mobile, AL based aircrew, Sunday, December 12, 2010.

The turtles were rescued from Cape Cod beaches in November over a six-week period by staff at the Mass Audubon's Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and brought to the New England Aquarium where they were treated for hypothermia prior to their flight south.  

The turtles will receive hands-on care and continue their rehabilitation at Sea World in Orlando before possibly being released back into the wild.

Information courtesy of the US Coast Guard.

 

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