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A sea turtle suffering from cold-water shock has been rescued by the team from Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center.

Yesterday (Sunday 10 January), staff at Tidewater Yacht Marina in Virginia were alerted to a turtle that appeared to be in a bad way, which was trying to find some warmth in one of the marina basins.

The team from Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center responded to a call for assistance
The team from Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center responded to a call for assistance

The team from Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center responded to a call for assistance, and carefully removed the animal from the water.

The turtle was given a quick check-up in the aquarium van, where it showed the animal was in distress due to cold shock. It will now be treated in the aquarium to get it back to full fitness.

www.virginiaaquarium.com

Mark Evans
Mark Evans
Scuba Diver's Editor-in-Chief Mark Evans has been in the diving industry for nearly 25 years, and has been diving since he was just 12 years old. 30-odd years later and he is still addicted to the underwater world.
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