What a way to end the year! On December 29, 34 sea turtles were returned to the ocean from the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island and the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores! Volunteers from N.E.S.T. (Network for Endangered Sea Turtles) went along for the ride on the Stormy Petrel II to make sure these turtles got back to the Gulf Stream safely. The trip was made possible by N.E.S.T. funding and by donations to the non-profit.
Most of these turtles were recovered following the recent cold-stun event, and are the first round to be released from this winter.