Chapter 4: Munchkin’s Release!
After several months of rehabilitation in the New England Aquarium’s Sea Turtle Hospital, Munchkin is finally healthy enough to be released back into the wild! On July 2nd, veterinarians and volunteers worked together to place a satellite tag on the massive loggerhead sea turtle and quickly deliver her to a beach in Cape Cod for her release. The beach was brimming with Munchkin’s fans who enthusiastically cheered her on as she crawled down the beach and disappeared into the ocean.
Chapter 4: Munchkin's Release
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.
Starting June 17, we are releasing a new chapter about Munchkin’s Journey every week. Learn what goes into rehabilitating a sea turtle, from rescue on the beach to release in the wild, and even follow Munchkin’s journey back to the ocean. Share on social media with #MunchkinsJourney!