28 Dec '11, 4am

Endangered Sea Turtle Released After Getting Epically Lost

Endangered Sea Turtle Released After Getting Epically Lost

Kemp's ridley sea turtles are the rarest, most endangered sea turtle on the planet. One reason for their dwindling numbers is from the precarious state of the turtle's habitat, in the oft-imperiled waters of the Gulf of Mexico and along the East Coast of the North America -- so it's perhaps not surprising that one young turtle would try to make a break for it. Three years ago, biologists in the Netherlands were shocked to discover a warm water-loving Kemp's ridley turtle nearly frozen to death off their shores, thousands of miles from its home. But now, after years of TLC from some hard-working conservationists, that world-travelling turtle -- dubbed "Johnny Vasco da Gama" -- is ready to make a go of it again. There's no telling just how or why a normally adeptly navigating sea turtle could find its way so far from home, but one thing is for certain -- afterwards there was...

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