Rare: Rescued 655-pound sea turtle released off Cape Cod

September 23, 2012

This guy’s been released. The backstory below.

Via the New England Aquarium with more info and pics.

Aquarium biologists and veterinarians are working overnight and constantly monitoring the giant turtle in the hopes of trying to save it but are also hoping to learn more about leatherbacks first hand in this very, very rare opportunity. The animal’s prognosis is poor as in order to strand, it had to become critically ill. However, the New England Aquarium’s rescue and veterinary staff are among the most skilled and experienced in the world at rehabilitating sea turtles.

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  1. Joe says:

    I bought a live sea turtle in Port Said and then released it in the med. I bargained to buy it for $20. It weighed about 100 pounds.