VIERA (CBSMiami/AP) — Hundreds of baby sea turtles were pushed back to shore along the Space Coast by swells from Hurricane Nicole.READ MORE: 'We Are Not Entertaining Any Such Idea': M-DCPS Does Not Support Idea Of Building UM Football Stadium On Site Of Gables High
By Sunday, the Brevard Zoo Sea Turtle Healing Center had taken in 366 struggling turtles that were rescued from the beach. Nearly 300 of the washback turtles survived, including 283 loggerheads, 10 green turtles and four hawksbill turtles.READ MORE: Sabrina Spellman Makes An Appearance On The CW's Riverdale; Kiernan Shipka Reveals 'Fans Will Get Some Clarity'
Sea Turtle Rehabilitation assistant Shanon Gann says most of the turtles were likely exhausted by the time they reached the beach. She says Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials may launch a boat from Fort Pierce later this week to take the turtles back to their Sargasso Sea home.
Necropsies will be performed on the deceased turtles. Gann says ingested plastics are most likely to blame for their deaths.MORE NEWS: Miami Weather: Wet Monday, Warm Up This Week
(TM and © Copyright 2016 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2016 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)