The Associated Press reported yesterday that 193 sea turtles that stranded near Cape Cod will be shipped to Florida.
The New England Aquarium says the U.S. Coast Guard will ship the Kemp’s Ridley turtles to Orlando before the animals are sent to marine rehabilitation facilities.
CBS Miami reported that after the animals arrive, they are to be divided and ground-transported to the Turtle Hospital, and other Florida facilities at Disney World, SeaWorld, Gumbo Limbo and Miami Seaquarium.
NFW Daily News reports that NOAA is seeking help from the public in solving the fatal shooting of a pregnant dolphin that washed ashore on Miramar Beach on November 13.
The dolphin, which was found on the banks of Choctawhatchee Bay, was within weeks of giving birth, said Gregg Houghaboom, supervisory special agent with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Office of Law Enforcement.
“Somebody knows something,” he said. “Somebody probably heard it or was with the person who pulled the trigger.”
Houghaboom said his office is investigating the shooting as deliberate act. NOAA is accepting anonymous telephone tips to its hotline at 1-800-853-1964.