Florida Aquarium Releases 14 Rescued Sea Turtles At Canaveral National Seashore
By Space Coast Daily // January 27, 2016
ABOVE VIDEO: The Florida Aquarium and their Center for Conservation Team released 14 rescued sea turtles at Canaveral National Seashore on the East Coast of Florida on Jan. 26. (Pixels At The Parks video)
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Florida Aquarium and their Center for Conservation Team released 14 rescued sea turtles at Canaveral National Seashore on the East Coast of Florida.
All of the turtles were rescued in New England during a cold snap in November and four of the turtles were sent to and rehabilitated by The Florida Aquarium team.
The other 10 were rehabilitated by the National Marine Life Center and the New England Aquarium, close to where they stranded.
The 10 rehabilitated turtles were then flown down by NOAA and landed at MacDill Air Force Base on Thursday January 21st. All 14 turtles stayed at The Florida Aquarium until the release.
“We are beyond excited to partner with our friends in New England and successfully rehabilitate and release these turtles back into the wild” said Susan Coy, The Florida Aquarium’s Veterinarian Technician.
“Having the opportunity to rescue, rehabilitate and release animals is a huge part of The Florida Aquarium’s mission and is a critical piece to protecting these amazing creatures.”
While they are still on the endangered list, increased awareness as well as conservation and protection efforts by both local and federal organization are helping to protect the species.
The Florida Aquarium’s Center for Conservation combines research and rehabilitation programs to give much needed support to animals in distress or imminent danger and ecosystems faced with both natural and man-made threats.
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