The National Marine Life Center released four headstart Diamondback Terrapins at Turtle Point, Lieutenant Island, Wellfleet, MA. The tiny turtles weighed only 5.5 grams when they were brought to NMLC last October, after having hatched too late in the season to survive the winter in the wild. Now an average of 56 grams – a ten-fold increase! – the turtles were eager to return home.
Thank you to all the volunteers and interns who helped to take care of these little guys! Through your hard work and dedication, marine animals of all sizes have a second chance.