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8 sea turtles released into Florida waters after rehabilitation in Miami

Sea turtle treated in hyperbaric chamber to help him dive again

An olive ridley sea turtle named Tucker was found near death on the shore of Cannon Beach, Ore. He is the first nonhuman patient to be treated at Virginia Mason's Center for Hyperbaric Medicine in Seattle. With a 40-degree body temperature when he
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An olive ridley sea turtle named Tucker was found near death on the shore of Cannon Beach, Ore. He is the first nonhuman patient to be treated at Virginia Mason's Center for Hyperbaric Medicine in Seattle. With a 40-degree body temperature when he

Eight endangered sea turtles were released into Florida waters on Monday after they were rehabilitated at Miami Seaquarium. "It is amazing because we see them come in and we see how bad off they are, and we're able to take care of them," Miami Seaquarium animal care supervisor Jessica Schiffhauer said. Five of the seven loggerhead sea turtles were rescued earlier this year from the cold waters of Cape Cod Bay in Massachusetts.Staff at Miami Seaquarium named the reptiles after their favorite girl group from the U.K. -- Baby Spice, Ginger Spice, Posh Spice, Scary Spice and Sporty Spice. Experts say the cold water can harm sea turtles by shutting down their organs and making it harder for them to move or breathe. The five turtles, which are between 1 and 5 years old, were flown to South Florida in January by the U.S. Coast Guard.They each weigh 65 pounds to about 100 pounds.

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