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Six newly-hatched green sea turtles to make journey to North Carolina for eventual release into ocean

Six newly-hatched green sea turtles to make journey to North Carolina for eventual release into ocean

LEWES (Dec. 6, 2011) – This morning, three more siblings have joined the three baby green sea turtles that hatched Sunday in a climate-controlled room at the University of Delaware's College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment in Lewes. Early tomorrow morning, the six tiny turtles will embark on the first leg of their journey back to the sea.Since ocean temperatures off the Delaware coast are now too cold for the newly hatched turtles, the turtles, along with more than 180 unhatched eggs, will be transported to Morehead City, N.C., where they will be released into warmer waters.