A successful return to the water for 17 of the most endangered sea turtles in the world. According to SeaWorld, their animal rescue team returned the juvenile Kemp’s ridley sea turtles on April 1, 2015 to Florida waters at Canaveral National Seashore.
These 17 turtles were rescued from Massachusetts in November of 2014 during a mass cold stranding. The U.S. Coast Guard transferred them from the New England Aquarium to SeaWorld Orlando to be rehabilitated. Of the 72 turtles originally brought there, SeaWorld’s veterinarians cleared 40 of them, which have now been returned to the water.