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#TBT to this rescue effort involving three olive ridley sea turtles. All three turtles were found cold stunned and suffered from respiratory issues, which made it impossible for them to dive and forage for food. With the help of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and our partners, they were able to make a full recovery and return back to sea. More: http://ow.ly/2Eed50A5wVO
Photos by Joanna Gilkeson/USFWS
Photo 1: Close up photo of one of the sea turtles rescued.
Photo 2: Sea turtle receiving a transmitter at SeaWorld from Dr. Brent Stewart, a senior research scientist at Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute.
Photo 3: SeaWorld San Diego aquarist, Danielle Castillo (left) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist, Laura Todd, (right) release one of the three sea turtles off a boat and into the ocean.