Turtle release pictures!

This is a cross-post from the Aquarium's News and Updates blog. We will be sharing our own pictures from this exciting trek and release event soon—stay tuned!

As most of us slept soundly Monday night, nine Aquarium rescue team staff and volunteers were driving three vehicles all night down the length of the East Coast with a precious cargo: 31 rescued and endangered sea turtles. 

Rescuers and volunteers pulled an all-nighter to bring the turtles to the warm Florida waters.

Tuesday at 10:30 a.m., they were released into the warm Florida surf!

A Kemp's ridley sea turtle moments before its release

We're sharing some amazing images shot by an Austrian freelance photographer named Ether Horvath, who traveled with them. Stay tuned to the Rescue Blog for more on this epic Spring Break road trip—with a truly noble cause.

And they're off!
Happy Earth Day and safe travels, turtles!

One last look at a loggerhead before it heads out to sea

Learn about the start of these turtles' journey back at the Animal Care Center.

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