Topsy, Gerald, Betsy, and Ernest are on their way to warmer Maryland waters where they will be released back into the ocean. This week, Dr. Williams conducted one last health check and approved the turtles for release. Animal Care Coordinator Kate Shaffer applied flipper tags and microchips to each turtle. Volunteers fed them one last big meal this
morning, and loaded them up for transport this afternoon.
It is still too cold in Massachusetts for release, and we want the animals to be able to get back to the wild as soon as possible. That’s why we decided to release them further south. We also want to make room in our hospital for more animals in need!
Our turtles will be released along with three from the National Aquarium. And,