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9 Rescued Sea Turtles Released in Maryland

After another sea turtle trek from the Animal Care Center in Quincy, Mass., the rescue team released a few more sea turtles from last year's stranding season. All together, four loggerhead sea turtles and five Kemp's ridley sea turtles scrapped their way down the beach on Assateague Island in Maryland and finally swam home in the Atlantic Ocean. ...

2015 Turtles: Video from Turtle Trek Release

We shared some heartwarming still pictures of the sea turtle release in Florida earlier this week. See those pictures here and here. And here's one last look at the peaceful moment when these endangered animals swam off into the sunrise.[embedded content] This is what it's all about.Thank you to all the volunteers and hard-working staff on the Aquarium's...

2015 Turtles: Turtle trek to Florida (Part 2)

See Part 1 of this turtle trek, preparations for an epic road trip! While Bostonians were shrugging snow off their shoulders on Monday, the turtle rescue team was curling their toes in Florida sands as their flippered patients shambled toward the ocean. Today marked a milestone in the second largest turtle rescue season on record at the New England...

2015 Turtles: Turtle Trek (Part 1)

On Saturday, members of the Aquarium's Marine Animal Rescue Team awoke early and prepared more than a dozen turtles for an epic road trip down the East Coast from Quincy, MA, to warmer waters down south. These sea turtles were among the very last patients from our second busiest turtle rescue season. And they were on their way home. Here are a couple...

2015 Turtles: With the Loggerheads Come New Records

Nine more turtles are on their way to the Animal Care Center today—including eight of the larger loggerheads. The season continues to break records with latest live admissions of Kemp's ridley and loggerhead turtles. Not only is the timing of this season unusual, this is our second-largest stranding season ever. In a normal sea turtle stranding season,...

2015 Turtles: Tools of the Trade

To date, nearly 300 sea turtles that have washed up on the beaches of Cape Cod Bay have been admitted to the Aquarium’s sea turtle hospital since early November, making it our second-largest stranding season ever.  On top of planning transports, doing laundry and arranging for volunteers, stranding season is a blur of sea turtle exams. For such an...

2015 Turtles: 50 Turtles Head South

This post is adapted from a media release that appeared on the News Blog. To date, 287 sea turtles that have washed up on the beaches of Cape Cod Bay have been admitted to the Aquarium’s sea turtle hospital since early November. Today, 50 turtles were transported south. A Kemp's ridley sea turtle in treatment at the Aquarium's Animal Care Center...

2015 Turtles: In the News

Our rescuers are working hard to keep up with turtle exams, transports, feedings and more. This is now our second largest stranding season, with well over 200 turtles brought to our Animal Care Center in Quincy. We'll share news and tidbits when we can. Stay tuned. With the unseasonably warm weather we had been getting so far this year, CBS Evening...

2015 Turtles: A very unusual patient

Our rescuers are working hard to keep up with turtle exams, transports, feedings and more. This is already our third largest stranding season! But we'll share news and tidbits when we can. Stay tuned. A vast majority of the turtles that we treat at the Aquarium's rescue facility are juvenile Kemp's ridley sea turtles. They are about the size of a dinner...

2015 Turtles: Sick turtles bring seaweed

The cold-stunned sea turtles are arriving in great numbers these days. Our rescuers are working to keep up with turtle exams, transports, feedings and more. But we'll share news and tidbits here. Stay tuned! Most of the cold-stunned sea turtles that arrive at our facility for rehabilitation have been floating out in Cape Cod Bay for a while. Since...

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