BILOXI, Miss. (WWLP)– A Kemp’s ridley sea turtle that had been found stranded and injured on Cape Cod has been returned to warmer ocean waters.
Given the name “Typhoon,” the endangered turtle was found in December 2020 off of Orleans, suffering from pneumonia, anemia and a low heart rate, as well as bacterial osteomyelitis, a bone infection. The turtle was treated for 10 months at the New England Aquarium’s Sea Turtle Hospital in Quincy, MA. Typhoon and another turtle were then sent to the Mississippi Aquarium to complete rehabilitative care before being returned to the ocean.