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121207-G-FY356-046

A U.S. Coast Guard C-130J Super Hercules aircraft carries 35 endangered sea turtles - 20 Kemp's Ridley and 15 loggerhead - bound for wildlife recovery facilities in Orlando, Fla., Dec. 7, 2012. A record number of turtle cold strandings on the Northeast coast prompted the emergency flight. The joint effort involved close coordination between the NOAA Fisheries Northeast Region Stranding Network, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, New England Aquarium, Sea World Orlando, Mote Marine Lab, Volusia Marine Science Center, Loggerhead Marinelife Center and the Florida Aquarium. (DoD photo by Senior Chief Petty Officer Sarah B. Foster, U.S. Coast Guard/Released)

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Taken on December 7, 2012