Tag: sea turtle rehabilitation
Our Twelve Needs of Christmas! Think of the Animals this Holiday Season!
It’s the holiday season, time to think of those in need! Please remember the seals and sea turtles that need your help this season as well. While you are out doing your last minute holiday shopping this week, pick up a small gift for our seal patients Tarragon, Oregano, Lemongrass and Onion or the sea […]
Reflecting on a Successful Turtle Season
The 2014-2015 Cold-Stunned Sea Turtle Stranding will be remembered as a historic, record-breaking event. Over 1,235 sea turtles – Kemp’s ridleys, greens, and loggerheads – washed ashore along the beaches of Cape Cod Bay after succumbing to the chilly waters at the turn of the season. In a typical winter, Cape Cod might see 100-200 […]
“Kempocalypse” T-Shirt Honors an Extraordinary Year!
1,234 sea turtles. Mostly Kemp’s ridleys. People from all over Massachusetts and the country stepping up to help. The 2014-2015 Cape Cod sea turtle stranding season has been unprecedented. Three times the previous maximum number of sea turtles stranded. Most of the turtles have been Kemp’s ridleys, along with a number of loggerheads, greens, and hybrids. […]
A Day in the Life of an Intern – The Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle
This year there was a large number of Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtles stranded due to cold stunning. Over 1,200 turtles on Cape Cod! As an intern at the National Marine Life Center, this meant the opportunity for me to help with the rehabilitation of a critically endangered sea turtle – an animal that I may […]
All Hands on Deck!
Hello! I suppose I should introduce myself. I’m Danielle, a new intern from Tufts. I am getting my master’s in Animals and Public Policy on the North Grafton campus. Unfortunately, my internship will only be for the month of January, but I’m learning a lot, very quickly. I’ve worked extensively with animals, but never with […]
A Turtle Tale
There’s still time left to help! 2014 has been a historic year for sea turtle strandings on Cape Cod, with an unprecedented number of animals coming ashore. Most have been Kemp’s ridleys – the most endangered sea turtle in the world. Meet Peregrine, sea turtle #60. This juvenile Kemp’s ridley sea turtle was brought to […]
Turtles, turtles galore!
2014 is a historic year for sea turtle strandings, with unprecedented number coming ashore. To date, nearly 1,200 have stranded. These numbers have put a strain not only on our Massachusetts sea turtle rescue and rehabilitation organizations, but on turtle hospitals all along the east coast who have stepped up to help. The turtles are […]
“Help Care for Turtles” Open House
Help Care for Turtles by visiting the National Marine Life Center’s Discovery Center and Gift Shop this holiday weekend! We’re open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, November 28-30 from 10 am to 5 pm. Featuring: HOSPITAL TOURS at 11 am and 3 pm daily. See the 30 sea turtles, 2 seals, and 10 native turtles in […]
Patient weekly update
A good week here at the center. Dr. Williams, the veterinarian, came in to do his weekly check up with the animals. Barclay and Belmont are doing well and playing nicely in their little pod together. They are eating well and are really active. They love to play with their enrichment toys and relax out […]
Ride to Release: Photo Journal
On the morning of Sunday April 13th 2014, seven endangered Kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii) sea turtles were readied for a 24-hour trek to Jacksonville, Florida where they would be released. Cherry (#32), Raphael (#34), Julia (#35), Thetis (#36), Marina (#37), Shosho (#38), and Squirt (#39) were admitted to the National Marine Life Center in November […]