Today 51 sea turtles were released at Galveston. They were brought to Texas last December after suffering from the cold in Cape Cod, New England. Most of the turtles were endangered Kemp's Ridley sea turtles.
5 of the world's 7 sea turtle species are found in the Gulf of Mexico. Here's more: http://bit.ly/SeaTurtlesGulf
The rescue and release were coordinated by NOAA Fisheries Service Boston Aquarium, Houston Zoo and Moody Gardens