According to the Cape Cod Times, a record number of sea turtles stranded yesterday. The National Marine Life Center would like to be able to help the MassAudubon Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary (authorized beach respondants) and the New England Aquarium (authorized intensive care unit) by opening our new sea turtle ward to these severely debilitated animals. Sadly, we recently had to halt construction on our new marine animal hospital just short of opening our new sea turtle ward. We need to raise $200,000 to complete our sea turtle ward and open our doors to these stranded sea turtles and the dozens more that will strand over the next month. Without the National Marine Life Center, there simply aren’t enough rehabilitation pools and trained personnel in Massachusetts to care for the number of turtles that will strand. Our partner organizations are counting on us to help. The turtles are counting on us to help. We are counting on you to help us open our doors.
Please, give what you can today.