Coast Guard Transports 193 Sea Turtles to Florida
November 26, 2014
The Coast Guard transported 193 endangered sea turtles from Cape Cod to Orlando, Florida, on Tuesday, Nov. 25.
Animal caregivers from Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary initially rescued the cold-stunned from along the Cape Cod and Buzzards Bay shorelines in recent weeks after they became trapped in the cold water while migrating south.
They were transported by a HC-144A Ocean Sentry aircrew from Air Station Cape Cod and transferred to several rehabilitation facilities before eventually being released back into the wild.