Endangered Sea Turtles Undergo Acupuncture Procedure

Posted on May 22, 2013

Endangered Kemp's ridley sea turtles (Lepidochelys kempii) are undergoing acupuncture procedures. The New England Aquarium called in Claire McManus, a licensed acupuncturist, to help the turtles. The turtles became stranded on Cape Cod this winter and were suffering from hypothermia. In a blog post, the aquarium says, "Typically the turtles settle down during the acupuncture treatment and seem to enjoy it."

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