Tag: Sea Turtle Release
Six Endangered Sea Turtles Returned Home!
Although they will be missed by the dedicated staff and volunteers here at the National Marine Life Center, we are happy to announce that in the first release of the season six of the 30 Kemp’s ridley sea turtles that were in our care were released on January 26th, 2017! On January 24, the six […]
16 Sea Turtles Headed to Release
the National Marine Life Center will release 16 rehabilitated Kemp’s ridley sea turtles, the most endangered sea turtle species in the world, in Florida on Monday. These juvenile turtles were rescued by Mass Audubon Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary in November and December, and received emergency care at the New England Aquarium before they were transferred […]
First Four Turtles Released in Florida!
Bubbles, Luce, McGowan, and Figbash are back home to the ocean! These endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtles arrived at the National Marine Life Center in December, after having stranded on Cape Cod in November and December suffering from cold stunning, a severe form of hypothermia. Each was rescued by Mass Audubon Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary […]
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 […]
Sea Turtle #Ride2Release 2015
This marks the second year of the infamous #Ride2Release adventure down to the Florida coast in releasing our Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles. This year due to the Kempocalypse of >1200 turtle strandings, we packed the IFAW van to the brim with our Kemp’s – a total of 14 healthy sea animals. A great thanks to […]