Heartwarming moment! Volunteers airlift record-breaking 74 endangered turtles from Cape Cod

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    For more: https://news.cgtn.com/news/2020-11-22/Volunteers-airlift-record-breaking-74-endangered-turtles-from-Cape-Cod-VD6z2kojwQ/index.html Hundreds of endangered sea turtles wash ashore, hypothermic from the cold ocean temperatures each fall, leading to the largest sea turtle stranding event in the world. Turtles Fly Too and volunteers load up a record-breaking 74 sea turtles – most of which are Kemp’s Ridley, the smallest and most endangered species in the world – to be flown on a private aircraft to rehabilitation centers before being released into the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

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