Endangered sea turtle rescued

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Volunteers of the Marine Education Research and Rehabilitation Institute assisted in rescuing an endangered Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle on Monday. A small, 3-pound turtle suffering from a head injury was initially rescued and rehabilitated by the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine, New Jersey. MERR volunteers served as transport and life support during the turtle’s transfer to the Virginia Aquarium and Science Center Stranding program for the remainder of its recovery. Kemp’s Ridleys are the rarest and most endangered sea turtle species. MERR intern Casey Marker, who attends the University of North Carolina Wilmington, was among those helping with the rescue.

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