August Turtle Release

All six turtles ready for release

On August 23, 2012 the National Marine Life Center released six Red Bellied Cooter patients at Burrage Pond in Hanson, MA. Three (Newton, Darwin, & Linneaus) had recovered from shell fungal infections, and three (Phelps, Spitz & Thorp) had recovered from metabolic bone disease. It was a joyful event attended by many of our volunteers and a wonderful way to end a summer! Thank you to everyone who put in time and dedication to helping these little guys recover and get back out where they belong!


Here is a little peek at the days events:


Off to the wild

Enjoying his new habitat

Volunteers watch the last turtle return to the wild