Conservationists and marine biologists marked their largest sea turtle release in the state of Georgia, as 33 Kemp’s ridley turtles and one green sea turtle were released off Jekyll Island early in April. The Kemp’s ridley turtle is the world’s most endangered turtle species. The 34 cold-stunned turtles were nursed back to health at the New England Aquarium and New York Marine Rescue Center in New York, Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut, and Atlantic Marine Conservation Society in Boston, in an effort coordinated by the Georgia Sea Turtle Center. The New England Aquarium, National Aquarium, and South Carolina Aquarium are working with congressional representatives on a bipartisan bill called the Sea Turtle Rescue Assistance Act.

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