Pictures from the Sea Turtle Trek: Preparing to leave Quincy

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 Twitter, Tumblr, Google+ and Instagram.

Click here to track their progress, live location updates from the road!

Adam Kennedy and Kristen Patchett of the University of New England talk as we prepare to pack up the turtles.

Turtles snug in their boxes and ready to be loaded in the trucks.

New England Aquarium biologist Eric Payne, loads the last few sea turtles for sea turtle trek.

Action shot! Kristen Patchett of UNE and members of the Aquarium team bring turtles to van.

They're making good progress so far! Click here to see where they are right now.

Here's the team's location as of 12:40pm on Saturday.

1 comment:

  1. This is so beautiful. I donate every year to help these lovable turtles. I'm a turtle enthusiast and have 2 juvenile aquatic turtles. They are wonderful creatures.