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Hundreds of baby turtles who kept slipping through Jersey Shore storm drains have been rescued

Summary List PlacementVolunteers working with Stockton University's Vivarium in New Jersey rescued 826 diamondback terrapin hatchlings who were so minuscule that they kept slipping through storm drains. According to a Facebook post from the university, many of the turtles had survived in the subterranean depths for months off of their yolk sacs. They will be cared for a year before being returned to the wild. We first saw the story from the Associated Press on Friday. The university added that 1,108 terrapins are currently in their care, and proper relief is being shelled out for the newcomers.Join the conversation about this...

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Volunteers working with Stockton University’s Vivarium in New Jersey rescued 826 diamondback terrapin hatchlings who were so minuscule that they kept slipping through storm drains.

According to a Facebook post from the university, many of the turtles had survived in the subterranean depths for months off of their yolk sacs. They will be cared for a year before being returned to the wild. We first saw the story from the Associated Press on Friday.

The university added that 1,108 terrapins are currently in their care, and proper relief is being shelled out for the newcomers.

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