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While green sea turtles spend most of their time in warmer water, young turtles sometimes spend their summers in New England waters.
Up to five feet long; 300-400 pounds
Primarily algae and seagrasses
Possibly 100 years or more
Tropical to temperate waters worldwide
Threats to Survival
- Climate change
- Habitat loss
Turtle Research and Rescue
From researching turtles in the wild to rehabilitating sick and injured turtles at our Sea Turtle Hospital, our Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life and Rescue and Rehabilitation teams are working to save these animals from human impacts.
Support Sea Turtle Rescue
Your support of the Sea Turtle Rescue Assistance Act will have long-lasting impacts on the hundreds of cold-stunned sea turtles we care for in our facility each year!
50+ Years of Myrtle
Myrtle came to us from an Aquarium in Provincetown in 1970, and has called the New England Aquarium home ever since. Myrtle loves having her shell scratched, weighs close to 550 pounds, and eats around six and a half pounds of food each day!
Make a Difference for Sea Turtles
Your support makes a difference for threatened and endangered marine life everywhere by helping provide the Aquarium with the resources to research, advocate, and rehabilitate.
More Sea Turtle Stories
Celebrating 25 Years of Counting Sea Turtles in Guatemala
Celebrating 25 years of counting sea turtles in Guatemala with ARCAS.
Supporting the Sea Turtle Rescue Assistance Act
Dr. Charles Innis testified before Congress in support of the Sea Turtle Rescue Assistance Act.