Nearly 600 sea turtle hatchlings released off Florida shore

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Nearly 600 sea turtle hatchlings released off Florida shore
BOCA RATON, FL - JULY 27: A green turtle is held as marine turtle specialists prepare to release the more than 570 baby sea turtles, including the Loggerhead and Green turtles, into the Atlantic Ocean in a joint effort between the Coast Guard and the Gumbo-Limbo Nature Center on July 27, 2015 in Boca Raton, Florida. The sea turtles hatchlings come from turtle nests located along beaches throughout Florida, which are the primary nesting grounds for Loggerhead sea turtles. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
BOCA RATON, FL - JULY 27: Some of the more than 570 baby sea turtles, including the Loggerhead and Green turtles, are seen before they are released into the Atlantic Ocean in a joint effort between the Coast Guard and the Gumbo-Limbo Nature Center on July 27, 2015 in Boca Raton, Florida. The sea turtles hatchlings come from turtle nests located along beaches throughout Florida, which are the primary nesting grounds for Loggerhead sea turtles. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
BOCA RATON, FL - JULY 27: Sydney Jimenez, a Marine Turtle Specialist, transfers some of the more than 570 baby sea turtles, including the Loggerhead and Green turtles, into a box before they are taken out and released into the Atlantic Ocean in a joint effort between the Coast Guard and the Gumbo-Limbo Nature Center on July 27, 2015 in Boca Raton, Florida. The sea turtles hatchlings come from turtle nests located along beaches throughout Florida, which are the primary nesting grounds for Loggerhead sea turtles. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
BOCA RATON, FL - JULY 27: Sydney Jimenez, a Marine Turtle Specialist, transfers some of the more than 570 baby sea turtles, including the Loggerhead and Green turtles, into a box before they are taken out and released into the Atlantic Ocean in a joint effort between the Coast Guard and the Gumbo-Limbo Nature Center on July 27, 2015 in Boca Raton, Florida. The sea turtles hatchlings come from turtle nests located along beaches throughout Florida, which are the primary nesting grounds for Loggerhead sea turtles. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
BOCA RATON, FL - JULY 27: U.S. Coast Guard LTJG Jessica Shafer (2nd R) helps marine turtle specialists load onto the boat boxes of some of more than 570 baby sea turtles, including the Loggerhead and Green turtles, as they prepare to release them into the Atlantic Ocean in a joint effort between the Coast Guard and the Gumbo-Limbo Nature Center on July 27, 2015 in Boca Raton, Florida. The sea turtles hatchlings come from turtle nests located along beaches throughout Florida, which are the primary nesting grounds for Loggerhead sea turtles. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
BOCA RATON, FL - JULY 27: Sydney Jimenez, a Marine Turtle Specialist, carries some of the more than 570 baby sea turtles, including the Loggerhead and Green turtles, before they are taken out and released into the Atlantic Ocean in a joint effort between the Coast Guard and the Gumbo-Limbo Nature Center on July 27, 2015 in Boca Raton, Florida. The sea turtles hatchlings come from turtle nests located along beaches throughout Florida, which are the primary nesting grounds for Loggerhead sea turtles. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
BOCA RATON, FL - JULY 27: Some of the more than 570 baby sea turtles, including the Loggerhead and Green turtles, are seen before they are released into the Atlantic Ocean in a joint effort between the Coast Guard and the Gumbo-Limbo Nature Center on July 27, 2015 in Boca Raton, Florida. The sea turtles hatchlings come from turtle nests located along beaches throughout Florida, which are the primary nesting grounds for Loggerhead sea turtles. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
BOCA RATON, FL - JULY 27: U.S. Coast Guard BM2 Humberto Diaz pilots the boat as turtle specialists on board search for a spot to place the more than 570 baby sea turtles, including the Loggerhead and Green turtles, into the Atlantic Ocean in a joint effort between the Coast Guard and the Gumbo-Limbo Nature Center on July 27, 2015 in Boca Raton, Florida. The sea turtles hatchlings come from turtle nests located along beaches throughout Florida, which are the primary nesting grounds for Loggerhead sea turtles. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
BOCA RATON, FL - JULY 27: A researcher releases some of the more than 570 sea turtle hatchlings, including the Loggerhead and Green turtles, back into the Atlantic Ocean in a joint effort between the United States Coast Guard and the Gumbo-Limbo Nature Center on July 27, 2015 in Boca Raton, Florida. The sea turtle hatchlings come from turtle nests located along beaches throughout Florida, which are the primary nesting grounds for Loggerhead sea turtles. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
BOCA RATON, FL - JULY 27: U.S. Coast Guard LTJG Jessica Shafer helps David Anderson, a Marine Turtle Specialist, carry a box of some of the more than 570 baby sea turtles, including the Loggerhead and Green turtles, as they prepare to release them into the Atlantic Ocean in a joint effort between the Coast Guard and the Gumbo-Limbo Nature Center on July 27, 2015 in Boca Raton, Florida. The sea turtles hatchlings come from turtle nests located along beaches throughout Florida, which are the primary nesting grounds for Loggerhead sea turtles. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
BOCA RATON, FL - JULY 27: Laurie Herrick (L) and David Anderson, both Marine Turtle Specialists, release some of the more than 570 baby sea turtles including the Loggerhead and Green turtles into the Atlantic Ocean in a joint effort between the Coast Guard and the Gumbo-Limbo Nature Center on July 27, 2015 in Boca Raton, Florida. The sea turtles hatchlings come from turtle nests located along beaches throughout Florida, which are the primary nesting grounds for Loggerhead sea turtles. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
BOCA RATON, FL - JULY 27: Some of the more than 570 sea turtle hatchlings, including the Loggerhead and Green turtles, wait to be released into the Atlantic Ocean in a joint effort between the United States Coast Guard and the Gumbo-Limbo Nature Center on July 27, 2015 in Boca Raton, Florida. The sea turtle hatchlings come from turtle nests located along beaches throughout Florida, which are the primary nesting grounds for Loggerhead sea turtles. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
BOCA RATON, FL - JULY 27: Laurie Herrick, a Marine Turtle Specialist, prepares to release a Loggerhead turtle as it joins more than 570 baby sea turtles, including the Loggerhead and Green turtles, being released back into the Atlantic Ocean in a joint effort between the Coast Guard and the Gumbo-Limbo Nature Center on July 27, 2015 in Boca Raton, Florida. The sea turtles hatchlings come from turtle nests located along beaches throughout Florida, which are the primary nesting grounds for Loggerhead sea turtles. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
BOCA RATON, FL - JULY 27: Laurie Herrick (L) and David Anderson, both Marine Turtle Specialists, release some of the more than 570 baby sea turtles including the Loggerhead and Green turtles into the Atlantic Ocean in a joint effort between the Coast Guard and the Gumbo-Limbo Nature Center on July 27, 2015 in Boca Raton, Florida. The sea turtles hatchlings come from turtle nests located along beaches throughout Florida, which are the primary nesting grounds for Loggerhead sea turtles. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
BOCA RATON, FL - JULY 27: A Loggerhead hatchling swims in the water as more than 570 sea turtle hatchlings, including the Loggerhead and Green turtles, are released back into the Atlantic Ocean in a joint effort between the United States Coast Guard and the Gumbo-Limbo Nature Center on July 27, 2015 in Boca Raton, Florida. The sea turtle hatchlings come from turtle nests located along beaches throughout Florida, which are the primary nesting grounds for Loggerhead sea turtles. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
BOCA RATON, FL - JULY 27: David Anderson, a Marine Turtle Specialist, prepares to release a Loggerhead turtle as it joins more than 570 baby sea turtles including the Loggerhead and Green turtles being released back into the Atlantic Ocean in a joint effort between the Coast Guard and the Gumbo-Limbo Nature Center on July 27, 2015 in Boca Raton, Florida. The sea turtles hatchlings come from turtle nests located along beaches throughout Florida, which are the primary nesting grounds for Loggerhead sea turtles. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
BOCA RATON, FL - JULY 27: A Loggerhead hatchling swims in the water as more than 570 sea turtle hatchlings, including the Loggerhead and Green turtles, are released back into the Atlantic Ocean in a joint effort between the United States Coast Guard and the Gumbo-Limbo Nature Center on July 27, 2015 in Boca Raton, Florida. The sea turtle hatchlings come from turtle nests located along beaches throughout Florida, which are the primary nesting grounds for Loggerhead sea turtles. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Marine Turtle Specialists off the coast of Florida released more than 570 baby sea turtles into the Atlantic Ocean on Monday. The event, which was a joint effort between the U.S. Coast Guard and the Gumbo-Limbo Nature Center in Boca Raton, returned a mixture of Loggerhead and Green turtle hatchlings back into the ocean. Both Loggerhead and Green sea turtles are endangered.

Click through the slideshow above to see photos of the turtles as they were returned to the sea.

Watch the video below to get more information on how you can help endangered turtles:
Florida Sea Turtle Nesting Season Begins
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