WATCH: Rehabilitated sea turtles released into waters off Cape Cod

Four loggerhead sea turtles rescued from the shores of Cape Cod over the winter are back in the wild after spending months being rehabilitated by the New England Aquarium. The aquarium said the turtles became cold-stunned in December and were rescued by staff and volunteers with Mass. Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. The turtles were treated by aquarium staff for a variety of what they said were life-threatening medical conditions, including hypothermia, pneumonia, and bone fractures. After physical examinations last month, staff veterinarians cleared the loggerheads to return to the wild. They were released back into the waters off Cape Cod on Thursday, the aquarium said. The aquarium says tracking tags were placed on the turtles to provide researchers valuable data about where the turtles swim, feed and travel.Aquarium researchers say that information can be used to help protect the threatened species. Watch the video above to see the turtles return to the wild.

Four loggerhead sea turtles rescued from the shores of Cape Cod over the winter are back in the wild after spending months being rehabilitated by the New England Aquarium.

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The aquarium said the turtles became cold-stunned in December and were rescued by staff and volunteers with Mass. Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.

The turtles were treated by aquarium staff for a variety of what they said were life-threatening medical conditions, including hypothermia, pneumonia, and bone fractures.

After physical examinations last month, staff veterinarians cleared the loggerheads to return to the wild.

They were released back into the waters off Cape Cod on Thursday, the aquarium said.

The aquarium says tracking tags were placed on the turtles to provide researchers valuable data about where the turtles swim, feed and travel.

Aquarium researchers say that information can be used to help protect the threatened species.

Watch the video above to see the turtles return to the wild.

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