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A handful of baby Loggerhead Turtles were bought into UnderWater World In Queensland Australia. They came from a batch hatched at Buddina, a suburb in Queensland, and were "cold-stunned" -- a condition akin to hypothermia that can lead to death when water temperatures dip below 50 degrees. The babies were checked by UnderWater World's vet. Once they were deemed to be in good shape, they were released beyond the breakers by UnderWater World's lifeguards. 

Loggerhead turtles had been an abundant marine turtle species. But population declines due to pollution, shrimp trawling, and development in their nesting areas, have kept them on the threatened species list since 1978.


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Photo Credit: UnderwaterWorld