BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The National Aquarium is caring for 30 cold-stunned sea turtles.
Cold-stunning is a phenomenon in which sea turtles experience medical issues after extended exposure to cold water.READ MORE: Volunteers Work To Beautify Baltimore, Improve Its Greenspaces
The National Aquarium Animal Rescue found the turtles on the shores of Cape Cod, Massachusetts in November.
Twenty-six Kemp’s Ridley and four green sea turtles were transported to the New England Aquarium‘s Animal Care Center to stabilize and rehabilitate.READ MORE: MS-13 Gang Members Convicted Of Trafficking 13-Year-Old Girl In Maryland
They’re now being treated at the National Aquarium for symptoms including pneumonia, dehydration, emaciation, various lesions and blood infections.
The turtles will be named after musical instruments, continuing the Aquarium’s yearly tradition of choosing a naming theme for rescued sea turtles.MORE NEWS: Maryland Weather: A Beautiful Weekend Filled With Warmth And Sunny Skies
Since 1991, The National Aquarium Animal Rescue has rescued and rehabilitated 270 sea turtles.