Endangered Sea Turtle Rescued in Venice Released Back into the Ocean — Mary Beth McDade Reports

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After being rehabilitated by the Aquarium of the Pacific for several months, an endangered olive Ridley sea turtle began its journey home Thursday.

The Aquarium was selected by NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service to provide veterinary care and housing for the rescued animal.

Marine Animal Rescue found the sea turtle stranded on Venice Beach in January.

It was severely underweight, hypothermic, and had buoyancy problems when it was rescued.

The sea turtle was transported to the Aquarium of the Pacific on January 9 for rehabilitation and care and was release back into the ocean Thursday.

For more information log onto: www.aquariumofpacific.org

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