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Saving Sea Turtles

In late fall and early winter, turtles migrating south from their summer feeding grounds off the New England coast get stuck in the hook of Cape Cod. As water temperatures cool, they become hypothermic. Volunteers with Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary bring the turtles they find stranded on Cape Cod beaches to our Quincy Animal Care Facility for essential medical care. In the past decade, we have rehabilitated thousands of endangered Kemp’s ridley, green, and loggerhead sea turtles, and successfully released up to 85% of them.

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OUR MISSION
right whales

Protecting Endangered Species

The New England Aquarium opposes new rules that weaken the Endangered Species Act.

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Dive into a Coral Reef

Dive into a Coral Reef

Experience the reef from a fish’s point of view! Immerse yourself in the Indo-Pacific with this 360° video.

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Mission Matters
Munchkin loggerhead sea turtle release

Munchkin's Journey

Munchkin is the biggest loggerhead sea turtle ever rescued by the New England Aquarium. Follow her rehabilitation and journey back to the ocean.

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