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Our New Arrival
The little loggerhead sea turtle hatchling rescued by our colleagues in North Carolina is now on exhibit in the Open Sea galleries.
This #TravelingTurtle arrived last Friday and it’s now settling in after its exhibit home was spiffed up a bit.
The youngster hatched in mid-August, three days after its egg was rescued as part of a routine nest excavation performed by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission. The nest was located in the town of Emerald Isle, not too far from the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, where the turtle was raised.
When it left North Carolina, it weighed less than half a pound and was just over 4 inches long.
The loggerhead that we returned to North Carolina will be released offshore in the Gulf Stream in the near future. We’ll share photos of our first #TravelingTurtle going back to the wild.
Many thanks to our friends at USAirways who expedited the turtles’ travels!
Read the saga of both Traveling Turtles.
Photo ©Monterey Bay Aquarium/Randy Wilder

Our New Arrival

The little loggerhead sea turtle hatchling rescued by our colleagues in North Carolina is now on exhibit in the Open Sea galleries.

This #TravelingTurtle arrived last Friday and it’s now settling in after its exhibit home was spiffed up a bit.

The youngster hatched in mid-August, three days after its egg was rescued as part of a routine nest excavation performed by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission. The nest was located in the town of Emerald Isle, not too far from the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, where the turtle was raised.

When it left North Carolina, it weighed less than half a pound and was just over 4 inches long.

The loggerhead that we returned to North Carolina will be released offshore in the Gulf Stream in the near future. We’ll share photos of our first #TravelingTurtle going back to the wild.

Many thanks to our friends at USAirways who expedited the turtles’ travels!

Read the saga of both Traveling Turtles.

Photo ©Monterey Bay Aquarium/Randy Wilder

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The Monterey Bay Aquarium, perched on the edge of a world-famous coastline, is your window to the wonders of the ocean. It’s located on historic Cannery Row in Monterey and is open daily except Christmas Day.

For more information about our animals and exhibits, and to view our live web cams, please visit www.montereybayaquarium.org.

Hours of operation vary by season. Daily schedules and tickets are available on our website or by calling
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