#SeaTurtleTrek Update - Back to the Big Blue!
Published April 07, 2013
The #SeaTurtleTrek release was a great success!
After leaving Baltimore last night and driving through the night, our team and staff from New England Aquarium made it to the beach in Florida with 52 endangered sea turtles.
Upon their arrival in Jacksonville, health samples were taken from each turtle.
Soon, it was time for the big beach release! The turtles were released by group in the following order: South Carolina Aquarium, Virginia Aquarium, Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation, National Marine Life Center, University of New England, National Aquarium and finally, New England Aquarium!
Thanks to everyone for the messages of support over the last few days, they meant a lot to the whole trek team!