The road trip started at the New England Aquarium’s rescue facility near Boston, MA, on Saturday morning.
A car full of endangered turtles, ready to roll out bound for Florida.
Meeting up with the Riverhead Foundation to add a couple of loggerheads to the endangered species motorcade. That’s a turtle in that kennel.
A stop at the National Aquarium in Baltimore added a few more turtles to the trek.
Still driving, still adding turtles to this endangered species express. A late night stop with the good people at the Virginia Aquarium.
A last minute stop with the South Carolina Aquarium added even more turtles to the trek. The total number of turtles bumped up to 52!
And here’s why it’s all worth it: three Kemp’s ridley turtles return to the wild ocean, three of the 52 animals released on Sunday morning near Jacksonville, FL
Turtles waiting to be released. It takes a while to safely release 52 turtles.