JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Dozens of sea turtles that stranded off Cape Cod and other parts of the East Coast last fall were released Sunday in waters off northeast Florida.
A caravan left the New England Aquarium's Animal Care Center on Saturday with 37 turtles. It stopped in Connecticut, Maryland, Virginia and South Carolina to pick up more rescued turtles.
A group of 242 cold-stunned turtles washed up on Massachusetts beaches last November and December. That's more than three times the amount that typically strand.
The threatened and endangered turtles have since been rehabilitated and this weekend's move is the last major transport of turtles that stranded last fall.
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