The National Marine Life Center, with headquarters in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, reports that the first 7 of 11 endangered sea turtles currently in rehabilitation at the Center were released near Jacksonville, Florida, on Monday morning, April 14.
Each of the turtles stranded last November on Cape Cod suffering from cold stunning, a severe form of hypothermia.
The turtles were all rescued by Mass Audubon Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary in November 2013 and underwent 1 3 weeks of emergency care at the New England Aquarium. They have been in rehabilitation at NMLC for the past 5 months.
The NMLC is seeking help with transport costs for its remaining turtles, in the form of donations of gas cards and pre-paid credit cards. To donate, call (508-743-9888), stop by 120 Main Street, Buzzards Bay, or visit the National Marine Life Center website. You can follow the transport and release on the Center’s Facebook page.