Mississippi Aquarium to release 11 Kemp’s Ridley turtles Friday

Friday, the Mississippi Aquarium will be releasing 11 endangered Kemp’s Ridley Sea turtles. It’s the aquarium’s first major release of the year.

All 11 turtles being released tomorrow have spent the past several months being rehabilitated by aquarium staff after being cold stunned off the Coast of New England.

Now, they’ve been given a clean bill of health and will be released on the beach across from Edgewater Mall Friday afternoon at 4:30.

The aquarium is still caring for dozens more turtles recovering from being cold-stunned so we expect more turtle releases in the coming weeks.

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