Animal Rescue Update: Sea Turtles Released in Florida

Last week, our Animal Rescue team traveled down to Florida to release 16 rehabilitated sea turtles!

Published April 19, 2016

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After stopping at Virginia Aquarium to pick up 10 sea turtles from our stranding partners, a team of National Aquarium staff and volunteers drove down to the Florida coast to release six of our rehabilitated sea turtle patients! 

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A Historic Year

2016 marks the 25th anniversary of the National Aquarium’s Animal Rescue program. In celebration of this milestone, we’ll be sharing highlights of our work over the last two decades! 

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Stay tuned for more stories from our team!

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Jellies in petri dish Welcome to the Jelly Jungle

Deep inside the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET) building, the National Aquarium runs a little-known lab. Here we carry out the propagation of jellies, many of which later end up on exhibit in Jellies Invasion. Read on for a peek into the process!

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Cold stunned turtle Cold Stunning: Where, How and Why?

Picture this: You’ve just spent a wonderful, late summer week on Cape Cod, swimming in the ocean and enjoying the sunshine with friends and family. As fall sets in, you know it’s time to head home. You get on the highway, but something strange happens … despite driving for hours, you end up back where you started. You feel sluggish, confused and exhausted. If you were a turtle, you just might be cold-stunned.

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