Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Sea Turtles Are About to Go Home

A bunch of Kemp’s ridleys, the world’s rarest sea turtle, are being prepared for release off Cape Cod later this summer. The turtles were stranded on the beach – cold-stunned, is the phrase – last fall when water temperatures drop. It's not an uncommon occurrence and some don't survive, and unfortunately it's been going on for a long time (there's some background here). But those that do are often found and nursed back to health. The other good news is that the turtles are all young, which means they’re reproducing with some success.


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