November 20, 2018

South Carolina aquarium gets shipment of sick sea turtles from New England

CHARLESTON, S.C., Nov. 24 (UPI) — More than two dozen sea turtles were flown to South Carolina from New England over the weekend, as rescue efforts in Cape Cod and elsewhere have become overwhelmed by an influx of sea turtles — rescued after being stranded by the onslaught of cold, rough winter waters.

With not enough facilities or manpower to properly care for all the sea turtles being rescued from the frigid New England water, officials with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration were forced to reach out to other rescuing operations along the East Coast and