In the largest transport of rescued turtles in the New England Aquarium’s 40-year history, a US Coast Guard plane loaded with 35 sea turtles recovering from hypothermia flew to Orlando on Friday. Volunteers arrived at the aquarium’s medical center in Quincy at 4 a.m. Friday to prep the turtles for travel, which included rubbing them down with petroleum jelly to retain moisture during the flight, said Tony LaCasse, spokesman for the aquarium.
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