Tag: cold stunned

Patient Profiles

Cape Cod Veterinary Specialists

It was a whirlwind winter & spring at NMLC and the staff and volunteers have been very busy taking care of the patients in our new marine animal hospital!  We have had some very interesting and sometimes complicated cases in our first six months of serving the marine animals of Massachusetts again! Let me introduce […]

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Meet the Turtles!


Eight new Kemp’s ridley sea turtle patients have arrived at the National Marine Life Center, thus marking another milestone as the first sea turtles in our new marine animal hospital. All eight animals stranded on Cape Cod beaches this November suffering from having been cold-stunned. Cold-stunning is a form of severe hypothermia that impacts these […]

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Sea Turtles Fight Fickle New England Weather

cold stunned

It’s early November and we’re already finding ourselves warming the cars, scraping the windshield, and dodging the ice cold rain. As you contemplate your move south for the 30 second journey from your car to the front door, keep in mind those (sea turtles) that contemplated the same move. Unfortunately, for one reason or another, […]

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