Houston Zoo released rehabilitated Kemp’s ridley sea turtles back to the ocean
ByFunAsia 28 Mar 2021 11:07 AM 152
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Houston Zoo released rehabilitated Kemp’s ridley sea turtles back to the ocean on March 20 after taking care of the turtle for months.

                                                                          

In December, around 120 sea turtles were found "cold-stunned" in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and were sent to Texas for rehabilitation. 14 of those endangered sea turtles were introduced into the Gulf of Mexico at Galveston by Houston Zoo veterinary staff on March 20.

According to reports from Houston Zoo, six other turtles were released the same day in Grapevine from Texas A&M University at Galveston’s Gulf Center for Sea Turtle Research and from SEA LIFE Aquarium.

Houston Zoo VP of Animal Operations Lisa Marie Avendano said the introduction of sea turtles into the sea was the result of many weeks of their hard work. He writes in a press release, "It really is a shared ocean, and we were so grateful to be able to support the sea turtle community in New England when they needed help with the large cold-stunning event."


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