Incredible rescue of threatened turtle stranded thousands of miles from home (PHOTOS)

January 2, 2015 5:48 PM

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LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — A young sea turtle roughed up by chilly, choppy waters off the coast of Washington state is making a strong recovery in Oregon.

“Solstice” was found on the beach near the north end of the Long Beach Peninsula on Dec. 21, the winter solstice. The female olive ridley turtle was dehydrated, and her body temperature was about 15 degrees below the typical 75 degrees.

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