Fletcher gets ready for release!


Fletcher is a loggerhead sea turtle who stranded, cold-stunned, on November 28, 2008 in Truro.  He was rescued by volunteers from the MassAudubon Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, triaged at the New England Aquarium, and transferred to NMLC on December 4.  After four months of rehabilitation, Fletcher was ready to be released back into the wild!

In preparation for release, NMLC veterinary staff tagged Fletcher with flipper tags, a “PIT tag” or microchip, and a satellite tag so we may track his progress in the wild.  Click here for photos by the Cape Cod Times.  Fletcher was transported to Virginia for release into the warm waters of the Gulf Stream.