Munchkin is the biggest loggerhead sea turtle to come through the New England Aquarium’s rehabilitation facility.
She was admitted in November 2018 with significant wounds along her right front flipper. She is missing portions of her right front flipper and left hind flipper, possibly from an entanglement. After nine months of rehabilitation at the Aquarium’s Quincy Animal Care Facility, she was released on July 2nd!
The ocean, and sea turtles like Munchkin, are facing accelerating threats like rapidly rising water temperatures from climate change, islands of floating plastic, and ocean industrialization. These pressing issues inspire all of us to educate and take action to influence global change.