Clearwater Marine Aquarium to Release Critically Endangered Turtles

The Giving Coast

Clearwater Marine Aquarium will release 10 critically endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtles from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m on Tuesday, March 7. The 10 turtles, all named for national parks, were transferred to CMA for care from the
New England Aquarium and National Marine Life Center following a cold-stun event in Cape Cod that resulted in hundreds of stranded sea turtles. Following nearly three months of care, CMA veterinarians have determined the turtles (named Yellowstone, Isle Royale, Yosemite, Mount Rainier, Joshua Tree, Redwood, Zion, Sequoia, Smoky and Teton) are fully rehabilitated and ready for release back into Atlantic waters. Clearwater Marine Aquarium will also be releasing two additional Kemp’s ridley sea turtles for The Florida Aquarium that were rehabilitated under their care at this time. Additional details on the turtles’ care may be viewed at: mission.cmaquarium.org/news/sea-turtle-hospital-patient-new-england-patients/

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