BOSTON - Seventeen endangered sea turtles rescued last fall off Cape Cod are to be released near the southern tip of the Delmarva Peninsula in Virginia.
WCVB reports ( http://bit.ly/Lbq7NX) that the turtles have been treated for hypothermia at the New England Aquarium.
Waters off Massachusetts are still too cold, the aquarium staff will drive the fifteen Kemp's Ridley sea turtles and two loggerheads south to warmer waters.
The largest of the turtles is an 80-pound loggerhead. It stranded on Dec. 11 in Orleans. The turtle was suffering from hypothermia, dehydration and malnutrition.
Most of the others to be released are juvenile Kemp's Ridleys, which are among the most endangered sea turtles and are the smallest.
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