“The turtles have been at the Gulf World Marine Institute (GWMI) since November 2018, when they were flown in on a private plane from Massachusetts. The turtles became cold-stunned by cold temperatures.
There is a large number of stranded turtles in New England, so the New England Aquarium reached out to other members of the stranding network, which is how 30 of them ended up in Panama City Beach. The six turtles have been medically cleared by GWMI and cleared for release by FWC.
The community is invited to St. George Island State Park in Franklin County for the release, which will take place at 11 a.m. Eastern time.”
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