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Sea turtle rescued by Virginia Aquarium


A sea turtle suffering from cold-water shock has been rescued by the team from Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center.

Yesterday (Sunday 10 January), staff at Tidewater Yacht Marina in Virginia were alerted to a turtle that appeared to be in a bad way, which was trying to find some warmth in one of the marina basins.

Sea turtleThe team from Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center responded to a call for assistance, and carefully removed the animal from the water.

The turtle was given a quick check-up in the aquarium van, where it showed the animal was in distress due to cold shock. It will now be treated in the aquarium to get it back to full fitness.

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