Cold-Stunned Terrapin “Patty” Newest Patient


Fourteen-year-old female diamondback terrapin, nicknamed “Patty,” has become the newest patient in the marine animal hospital of the National Marine Life Center.  Admitted on Tuesday, Patty was discoverd cold-stunned on St. Patrick’s Day in Chipman’s Cove of Wellfleet Bay on the Outer Cape by the shellfish constable, Andy Koch.  You can read about her rescue in the Turtle Journal under the title, “Severely Cold-Stunned Terrapin Rescued from Wellfleet’s Chipman’s Cove on Saint Patrick’s Day.”

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Female Northern Diamondback Terrapin