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52 Ways To Save Sea Turtles

East Coast marine animal rescue teams just released 52 endangered sea turtles off the coast of Florida after a non-stop 24-hour road trip from New England.

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The road trip started at the New England Aquarium’s rescue facility near Boston, MA, on Saturday morning.

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A car full of endangered turtles, ready to roll out bound for Florida.

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Meeting up with the Riverhead Foundation to add a couple of loggerheads to the endangered species motorcade. That’s a turtle in that kennel.

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A stop at the National Aquarium in Baltimore added a few more turtles to the trek.

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Still driving, still adding turtles to this endangered species express. A late night stop with the good people at the Virginia Aquarium.

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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!

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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

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Ready to release one batch of turtles

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Turtles waiting to be released. It takes a while to safely release 52 turtles.

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Saving endangered species makes people smile.

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