Virginia Aquarium releases rescued sea turtles

- The Virginia Aquarium released four rescued sea turtles back into the wild Monday morning.

The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center’s Stranding Response Team released the turtles from Virginia Beach near 31st Street.

Grinch, a juvenile green sea turtle, Tamarind, a juvenile loggerhead sea turtle, Inchworm, a juvenile Kemp’s ridley sea turtle, and Aquamarine, another juvenile Kemp’s ridley sea turtle, were released as a crowd cheered for them.

The four turtles were rescued, rehabilitated and cared for by aquarium staff.

To learn more about the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center’s Stranding Response Team or how you can donate to help their efforts, click here.

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