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5 Loggerhead Turtles Released Into Atlantic Ocean With Satellite Tags to Study Migration Patterns

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    Turtles Released at Cape Cod Beach With Satellite Tags

    Five sea turtles equipped with satellite tags were released Monday by The New England Aquarium at West Dennis Beach in an effort to study the turtle's migration patterns.

    (Published Monday, July 2, 2018)

    The New England Aquarium in Massachusetts has released five sea turtles equipped with satellite tags to study their migration patterns.

    The rescued loggerhead turtles were released back into the ocean Monday morning at West Dennis Beach. Each turtle will travel with a satellite tag glued to their shell for six to nine months. The tags transmit location and diving data.

    Marine biologists want to determine how long the turtles feed around Cape Cod during the summer. Data will also help scientists evaluate movement around Florida and the Gulf Stream during the winter.

    The turtles were rescued last year following bouts with life-threatening illnesses. Scientists nursed the animals back to health at the aquarium's turtle hospital in Quincy.

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