Sea Turtle Rescue
Third Largest Sea Turtle
Stranding Season, So Far
We have treated more than 300 sea turtles so far this year, with more than 90 turtles in treatment in our Quincy facility right now. That includes 19 larger loggerhead turtles, which are able to survive in colder temperatures than their more petite Kemp’s ridley sea turtle cousins.
This is the third largest volume of turtles we’ve treated in a single season — but not by much. We’re getting close to surpassing our second record year. However, it’s getting more and more unlikely that we’ll have more turtles arrive needing treatment. Smaller Kemp’s ridley and green sea turtles cannot survive these frigid temperatures.