Sea Turtles Released in Nantucket Sound

Saturn, this turtle had severe pneumonia that required him to receive multiple CT scans and even a lung biopsy. This photo shows the recovered Saturn after being released. Photo/NEA

CapeCodOnline: Workers from the New England Aquarium have released 10 endangered sea turtles back into the wild, months after they were rescued after stranding themselves on the Cape.

Dennis Murley, a staff member from Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, holds Ganymede. Photo/NEA

Aquarium officials say the turtles were released from a lobster boat Friday night in Nantucket Sound.

The turtles were the last group to be released from among those rescued during the 2010 stranding season. The turtles became trapped in Cape Cod Bay as the water chilled through the autumn, before washing up on beaches in November and December.

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