National Aquarium releases turtles into Chesapeake Bay
Tim's still on vacation, but here's a little update to keep you going until he comes back:
Baltimore's National Aquarium said it released three endangered Ridley Sea Turtles into the Chesapeake Bay on Friday. The stranded turtles, Oceana, Prancer and Vixen, were among 12 rescued this winter from Cape Cod, Mass., and brought to Baltimore to be treated for hypothermia, also known as "cold stunning," the aquarium said in a news release.
On Friday, they were released at Point Lookout State Park in Scotland, Md., into the bay where they can feed on jellies and invertebrates, the aquarium said. One turtle, Oceana (pictured), was outfitted with a satellite transmitter, and you can follow Oceana's movements at http://www.aqua.org/trackoceana.html.
Photo courtesy of the National Aquarium