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January 20, 2011

Two released turtles make their way towards the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico. (FWC photo by Stan Kirkland)

Two hundred forty-two cold-stunned sea turtles removed from St. Joseph Bay this winter were released Wednesday into the Gulf of Mexico off Cape San Blas in Gulf County. All were green turtles. Twenty-five Kemp’s ridleys, also rescued from the cold, will be released at a later date, along with green turtles that need additional rehabilitation. Read the full article