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Posted: Monday, December 17, 2012 4:22 pm | Updated: 9:18 pm, Sun Sep 22, 2013.

JUNO BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Nearly three dozen sea turtles taken from the frigid waters of Cape Cod are recovering in Florida.

The 35 turtles are at the Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach. They were among the nearly 150 found almost frozen to death in Boston and taken for treatment to the New England Aquarium.

Once the reptiles were stabilized, many of them were sent to different locations across Florida including Loggerhead, Mote Marine Aquarium in Sarasota, SeaWorld, the Florida Aquarium and the Marine Science Center in Volusia County.

New England Aquarium spokesman Tony LaCasse told The Palm Beach Post that juvenile sea turtles become stranded on Cape Cod beaches during the annual southern migration. He calls it a "deadly bucket" in frigid waters that are too cold for turtles to feed.

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