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Special Delivery: FedEx To Deliver Two Florida Turtles

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MARATHON, Fla. (AP) - Two green sea turtles are leaving the
Florida Keys for their new home at a Connecticut aquarium via
FedEx.
Righty and Lefty were hatched from eggs nearly four years ago at
the Turtle Hospital in Marathon, Florida, as part of a research
project on a virus affecting sea turtles.
Officials decided not to release them into the ocean, fearing
the human-nurtured turtles wouldn't survive there.
Turtle hospital director Richie Moretti says he'll accompany the
turtles to their new home: a 19,000-gallon tank at The Maritime
Museum in Norwalk, Connecticut. They should arrive Friday morning.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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