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52 endangered sea turtles rescued from Cape Cod released after rehabilitation

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Posted at 12:56 PM, Apr 08, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-08 15:13:11-04

It was a bittersweet day for New England Aquarium and National Aquarium staff members as 52 once-hypothermic sea turtles rescued off Cape Cod were released in Florida this weekend after being rehabilitated.

The cold-stunned sea turtles washed up on Massachusetts beaches in November in December.

The turtles came from seven different aquariums and marine animal rehab centers on the East Coast.

Crews released ten pound, black-shelled Kemp’s ridley sea turtles and up to 100 pound loggerheads.

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