Pictures from the Sea Turtle Trek: One stop down!

The New England Aquarium's rescue team is on an East Coast endangered species express, bringing around 50 rescued sea turtles to Florida for release. Stay tuned right here for more pictures and information about the Sea Turtle Trek, follow us Facebook and be sure to track #SeaTurtleTrek on TwitterTumblrGoogle+ and Instagram.

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The New England Aquarium's rescue team rendez-vous'ed with our colleagues from the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation. We picked up four more loggerhead turtles! Here are a couple pictures of the hand-off.

The first pick-up along the way during the Sea Turtle Trek: Meeting up with the Riverhead Foundation in Connecticut

Staff biologist Julika Wocial from RFMRP helps Eric Payne carry a loggerhead to the Aquarium's #SeaTurtleTrek-mobiles.

Group photo, and everyone is still smiling

The Sea Turtle Trek is making good progress as of 2:30 p.m.

The number of turtles slated for release is growing by the day. We're adding an extra stop along the way, putting the total number of turtles during the release to 50! Hope you'll follow along, get your real-time updates on the SeaTurtleTrek's whereabouts here.

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