University of New England Cares for Endangered Sea Turtles

Updated 2 years ago

Six endangered and very rare “loggerhead” turtles are getting a second chance, thanks to the University of New England in Biddeford.The turtles were rescued after being found freezing in Cape Cod Bay.They’ve been recovering at UNE’s marine animal rehabilititation center.Folks there are thrilled to help.”Having these guys up here and being able to help out is just a whole new experience for the staff here for the students you know how to handle them. They’re much different than the marine mammals we deal with most of the time. It’s very rewarding to be able to help out an endangered species and make a difference.”Their stop in Maine is just the first phase of their recovery. Friday the Coast Guard is flying the turtles to a recovery center in Florida.


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