Amazing Journey: World-Traveling Sea Turtle Goes Home

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Credit: Mote Marine Laboratory
Meet Johnny Vasco de Gama, a Kemp's ridley sea turtle that somehow found himself stranded in the Netherlands in November 2008. Johnny was rehabilitated…Read More »

in Portugal and arrived at Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, Fla., on Tuesday (Nov. 29, 2011), his last stop before release into the wild. Here, Mote animal care technician Jenna Rouse and Mote intern Matt Brochhausen transfer the turtle from a vehicle to the Mote Marine Laboratory Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Hospital.

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