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August 4, 2008

Just Keep Swimming

BY: efrost

While on vacation in Cape Cod, Massachusetts last week my mom happened upon an article in the paper that announced the release of five endangered sea turtles back into the Atlantic Ocean. The juvenile Kemp’s ridley sea turtles had been found on the shores of New England between November 2006 and January 2008. Because of the cold temperatures, the animals were hypothermic and in need of rehabilitation. I headed out to a Barnstable beach with family to watch as the five sea turtles scampered back into their home. Two of them had tracking devices attached to their shells, which will allow for continued monitoring of their journey south. [Image via University of New England online]