Seven rehabilitated sea turtles were released back into the ocean off Cape Cod, Massachusetts, on Thursday, July 21, according to the New England Aquarium.
The Kemp’s ridley sea turtles were discovered “cold-stunned” on a shore in late 2021 and were transported to the Aquarium’s Sea Turtle Hospital in Quincy, where staff treated them for a variety of “life-threatening medical conditions, including hypothermia, pneumonia, and bone fractures”, the New England Aquarium said.
This footage shows spectators gathered on a beach in Cape Cod to witness the release. In June, 10 other turtles rehabilitated by the aquarium were released back into the ocean. Credit: New England Aquarium via Storyful