updated 08/26/2009 AT 7:47 AM ET
•originally published 08/26/2009 AT 7:34 AM ET
A trio of loggerhead sea turtles are getting ready to bid farewell to the “hotel” they’ve called home since being rescued from the wrath of Hurricane Bill last Wednesday. Healthy and ready to get back into the ocean water after round the clock feedings from the aquarists at SeaWorld Orlando, the turtles have now been transported to the Juno Beach Marine Life Center in Juno Beach, Fla., where they’re living the life of luxury in a pool until the weather improves. “They’ve kind of been a little captive in our hotel here for a little while,” Jenny Albert, assistant supervisor at SeaWorld Orlando, tells PEOPLE Pets. “They’ve been on a really good track.”
Last Wednesday the newborns left their nest and were hammered by rip currents as they tried to make their way into the water for food – thankfully the Cape Canaveral, Fla., park’s department stepped in to help and put them in the caring hands of the experts at SeaWorld Orlando. Every newborn sea turtle’s mission is to make their way to the seaweed line for food, so these little guys have been bursting with energy since their arrival last Thursday. “They’re like in a trance. They’re genetically programmed to swim, swim, swim, swim, swim,” says Albert. “So when we got them, we couldn’t keep them still for one second.” Here’s hoping Mother Nature lets these guys get back to the beach soon!
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