Sea Turtles Rescued on Cape Cod Released in Florida

The turtles, once suffering from severe hypothermia, were released off the Florida coast

Sea turtles rescued after being stranded on Cape Cod last fall have made their way to warmer waters in Florida, thanks to some help from the humans at the New England Aquarium.

Nineteen Kemp's Ridley sea turtles were released at Little Talbot Island State Park near Jacksonville on Sunday after their rehabilitation near Boston for the past four months.

Officials with the New England Aquarium say the endangered sea turtles were suffering from severe hypothermia when they were found on the north side of Cape Cod late last autumn.

The sea turtles, which are members of the most endangered sea turtle species, were last seen dipping into the warm ocean surf. 

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