2014 Turtles: The Trek Begins

After an epic sea turtle stranding season, most of our last few patients are ready to go home. The team packed up 24 turtles on Friday and drove them in style all the way to the warm beaches of Jekyll Island in Georgia. Here are a couple shots of the rescuers removing turtles from the pools at our Animal Care Center in Quincy on Friday.

Ready to go back to the ocean

Each turtle is given a check up before the trip

The turtles are slathered in an ointment to keep their skin moist while they're out of the water.
Each one is nestled into its own comfy box for the trip south.

See pictures of the inspiring release here!

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