A worker at the New England Aquarium's Sea Turtle Hospital in Quincy, Massachusetts, inspects a Kemp's Ridley sea turtle -- the world's most endangered sea turtle species -- on November 29, 2017, prior to sending the creature off to...More
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Researchers at the New England Aquarium, along with volunteers, rescued more than 180 hypothermic turtles from Cape Cod Bay over the span of several weeks in November 2017, and have been taking in the rescued turtles in an effort to...More
The turtles at the hospital in Quincy could die if returned to the cold seas off of Massachusetts. They were rescued from beaches far from their home waters, after being swept out of the Gulf of Mexico and ferried north along the...More
Researchers hope that by flying the rescued turtles from New England to wildlife centers further south (in North Carolina, for example) the turtles might recover and eventually return to the wild. Kemp's ridley turtles are among the...More
Two rescued Kemp's ridley sea turtles sit in boxes at the New England Aquarium's Sea Turtle Hospital, awaiting their flight to warmer waters and rehabilitation.
A blood sample is taken from a Kemp's Ridley sea turtle at the New England Aquarium's Sea Turtle Hospital, Nov. 29, 2017.
A sea turtle swims in a tank at a turtle hospital in Quincy, Massachusetts.
An airplane carrying 30 Kemp's ridley sea turtles leaves its hangar at Marshfield Municipal Airport in Marshfield, Massachusetts, before flying to North Carolina and further rehab for the rescued, endangered creatures.
Researchers ready more than two dozen rescued Kemp's ridley sea turtles for their flight from Marshfield, Massachusetts, to an animal rehabilitation center in North Carolina, November 29, 2017.