Diamondback Terrapin Release!
This past Wednesday, National Marine Life Center staff and volunteers took a little road trip down to Lieutenant Island, Mass Audubon Welfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary to release three of our Diamondback Terrapins – Penny, Schofield, and Bubbles. The three terrapins had all been victims of cold stunning, meaning that their internal body temperatures had dropped dangerously […]
My Work at the NMLC
I started doing work with the Red Bellied Cooters a few short weeks ago. So far I’m loving it. I get to go home to my younger sister (who is a huge turtle lover) and brag about what I get to do all day. I started an internship here through my school. Instead of going […]
Cape Cod Cold Stunning
As winter draws nearer and water temperatures begin to drop the Northeastern coasts see a greater influx of sea turtle strandings. The number of sea turtle strandings, especially in the Massachusetts area, can reach up to several hundred in number. Why is that we see a higher percentage of sea turtles washed up on our […]
Patient Update: July
LUCKY, the gray seal Lucky, a juvenile male gray seal, was transferred to NMLC on May 30, 2013 by the New England Aquarium. He stranded in Gloucester, MA, and after a few days of monitored observation of his health on the beach, the New England Aquarium picked him up on May 30. Lucky came to […]