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How far do turtles travel? Check it out! The olive ridley sea turtle that beached itself near the Aquarium last year was released off San Diego, and a tracking device indicates that it’s now 800 miles south, heading toward Mazatlan!
Wondering about the olive ridley sea turtle that beached itself in Pacific Grove Wednesday? Check out this slide show of the rescue and behind-the-scenes care at the Aquarium. So far the turtle’s condition is stable, and it’s being kept in a heated holding pool to recover from being “cold-stunned.” The Pacific population of this species is listed as endangered because of disturbance of nesting areas, accidental catch in commercial fishing gear, and human consumption of sea turtle meat and eggs. (Photos courtesy Debra Naeve)
A 72-pound olive ridley sea turtle beached itself in Pacific Grove Wednesday afternoon and is being cared for at the Aquarium until it can be returned to the wild. Likely lured north by warmer-than-usual surface waters, the turtle is being kept behind the scenes in a heated holding pool. It’s only the fourth stranded sea turtle rescued by our staff, and the first since 2005!