Sea Turtle Release July 2010
Georgia Aquarium and the Georgia Sea Turtle Center released seven loggerhead sea turtles and one green sea turtle off the beach of Jekyll Island on July 14, 2010. The animals were fitted with scientific satellite tracking devices so their migration, behavior and progress can be tracked to current locations and studied.

The organizations came to the rescue of the stranded sea turtles, a threatened species, off the coast of North Carolina in February when ocean water temperatures dropped below 50 degrees. The lives of 5,000 sea turtles were threatened in the Southeast - 4,500 in Florida alone. The stranding of these turtles, along with the stranding and beaching of thousands of other aquatic life, has unfolded to tell a global climate story, show near-catastrophic results.
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