Endangered Massachusetts Sea Turtles Released
Jacksonville - They move along as quickly as turtles can to get back to their ocean home.
A crowd of onlookers watched their progress on the beach Sunday.
Florida wildlife officials released more than 50 sea turtles back into the waters off Jacksonville’s little Talbot Island.
The endangered turtles were part of a group of more than 200 that washed up on a cold Massachusetts beach last fall.
They were rehabilitated than brought back to the warmer Florida waters over the weekend.
The group included both the 10-pound Kemp’s riley sea turtles and the bigger 100-pound loggerheads.
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