sea turtle rescue - June 9, 2022
Sea Turtle Week

Happy Sea Turtle Week! From June 8 through June 16, we celebrate Sea Turtle Week. ...

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sea turtle rescue - January 25, 2022
Sea Turtle Saved After Ingesting Stringed Balloon

A Kemp's ridley turtle was recently admitted for treatment at the Aquarium's Sea Turtle Hospital in Quincy, MA after ingesting a balloon string. ...

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outside the aquarium - November 28, 2021
Cold-Stunned Sea Turtle Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about how sea turtles become cold-stunned and how to help them. ...

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sea turtle rescue - November 18, 2021
Turtle Drills: Practice Makes Perfect

On Wednesday, November 17, three critically endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtles were found on Cape Cod beaches by Mass Audubon Wellfleet Bay and Wildlife Sanctuary volunteers, marking the start of...

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sea turtle rescue - November 9, 2021
Scientists Pioneer Tagging Procedure for Threatened Sea Turtles

Over the next few years, Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life Drs. Kara Dodge and Charlie Innis are hoping to learn enough about the habits and patterns of threatened loggerhead turtles to help save...

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outside the aquarium - October 13, 2021
Jeff Corwin Visits with the Aquarium’s Turtle Rescue Team

Get a sneak peek at Wild Life Nation with Jeff Corwin, which will feature the Aquarium's Sea Turtle Rescue Program in an upcoming episode. ...

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sea turtle rescue - July 30, 2020
A Safe Send-Off for Sea Turtles

Since the beginning of July, the New England Aquarium has successfully released 11 rescued and rehabilitated sea turtles into the open ocean. ...

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sea turtle rescue - March 31, 2020
Virtual Visit: Sea Turtle Hospital Tour

Take a tour of our Quincy Animal Care Center with rescue and rehabilitation staff members Adam and Elisa and see some of the 31 sea turtles that are rehabbing there. ...

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at the aquarium - December 26, 2019
Sea Turtle Is Immense in Ice

A 16-foot-long, 6-foot-wide, 7-foot-tall loggerhead sea turtle, in a coral reef scene with seaweed and schools of fishes, has been created on the Aquarium's front plaza on Central Wharf. ...

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sea turtle rescue - December 18, 2019
As Stranding Season Nears End, Sea Turtle Rescues Reach 195

November and December's chilly winds and cooling temperatures have resulted in 195 hypothermic sea turtles being rescued from Cape Cod beaches and taken to the New England Aquarium’s Animal Care...

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education - December 9, 2019
First Friday Facebook Live: Sea Turtle Rescue Program

It’s time for another First Friday Facebook Live. This time Nick and Taylor head down to our Quincy facility to discuss the ongoing sea turtle rescue and rehabilitation effort. ...

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press release - November 25, 2019
45 Endangered Sea Turtles Fly South

A total of 45 endangered sea turtles that stranded on Cape Cod and were rewarmed and medically stabilized by the New England Aquarium are being flown Monday to Georgia and Florida by a volunteer,...

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press release - November 13, 2019
Frigid Weather Brings in First Major Batch of Stranded Sea Turtles

The the sea turtle stranding season on Cape Cod started a little late and slowly, with only one live turtle being rescued each day of the Veterans Day long weekend. But 10 endangered Kemp's Ridley...

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outside the aquarium - October 2, 2019
Turtle Tags: Frequently Asked Questions

Since Munchkin, the giant rescued loggerhead sea turtle, was released off Cape Cod this July, we’ve gotten lots of questions from her fans. Dr. Kara Dodge tackles some of the most frequently asked...

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sea turtle rescue - September 6, 2019
Munchkin’s Journey Update

The days are getting shorter, nights are getting cooler, and we are beginning to transition into fall. Summer has flown by, and Munchkin has wasted no time in finding optimal feeding habitat during...

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sea turtle rescue - July 11, 2019
Successful Release of Six Sea Turtles

It was a summertime send-off on Cape Cod on Wednesday as six rehabilitated sea turtles were successfully released back into the wild. ...

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giant ocean tank - May 23, 2019
Sea Turtle Spotlight

The New England Aquarium is home to three well known sea turtles—Myrtle, Carolina, and Retread—but they're just the tip of the sea turtle iceberg. ...

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aquarium animals - May 16, 2019
Protecting Endangered Species

The New England Aquarium and our Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life are dedicated to keeping the ocean healthy and helping endangered species not just survive, but thrive. ...

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sea turtle rescue - December 13, 2018
Loggerhead Sea Turtles Head South

Four endangered loggerhead sea turtles have recovered enough to be transported on Thursday to North Carolina for further care. Just the latest transport during what's shaping up to be the second...

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sea turtle rescue - November 29, 2018
Transporting Turtles in Style

What do we use to transport turtles to and fro during a busy cold-stunned sea turtle season? Banana boxes. ...

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sea turtle rescue - November 26, 2018
Sea Turtle Strandings Continue

More than 320 sea turtles have arrived at our sea turtle hospital so far this season. ...

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sea turtle rescue - November 22, 2018
Endangered Sea Turtles Travel for Thanksgiving

Twenty rescued and rewarmed sea turtles fly south as New England braces for extreme cold. ...

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sea turtle rescue - November 5, 2018
Sea Turtle Succumbs to Plastics and Entanglement

New England Aquarium scientific staff have determined that a 420-pound leatherback sea turtle died in part from ingesting plastic as well as suffering from a major entanglement injury. ...

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sea turtle rescue - October 23, 2018
Early Start to Turtle Stranding Season

Chilly weather over the past two weeks leads to early start of the sea turtle stranding season on Cape Cod. ...

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outside the aquarium - August 14, 2018
Last Sea Turtle Release

On Tuesday morning, six of the world’s most endangered sea turtles were carried down a Cape Cod beach cloaked in a late summer fog by volunteers who had either rescued or cared for them. ...

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sea turtle rescue - July 2, 2018
Sea Turtles Released Sporting High-Tech Gadgets

Five large, rescued sea turtles were released back into the ocean this morning equipped with some high technology to help marine biologists track their travels and unravel the mystery of where they...

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aquarium animals - June 15, 2018
World Sea Turtle Day 2018

Every year NOAA celebrates Sea Turtle Week, culminating in World Sea Turtle Day. Well, that day has come—and we're all in! Meet some of the amazing sea turtles at the Aquarium. ...

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press release - April 24, 2018
Sea Turtle Rescue: Turtles Head Home

After months of rehabilitation, an epic road trip, and a quick scamper down a Florida beach, 14 rescued sea turtles have returned home. ...

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sea turtle rescue - December 15, 2017
Update on Sea Turtle Rescue Season

With bitter cold weather finally here, sea turtle rescue season turns a corner. An update from our sea turtle rescue team. ...

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press release - November 29, 2017
‘Turtles Fly Too’ — Part 2!

With more than 180 hypothermic sea turtles rescued from Cape Cod, a second group of 30 re-warmed reptiles was flown south by volunteer pilots today. ...

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in the news - November 27, 2017
Turtles Fly Over the Holidays, Too

On one of the busiest air travel days of the year, a volunteer pilot flew 30 critically endangered rescued sea turtles from Boston to Baltimore on a private jet. ...

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sea turtle rescue - November 15, 2017
Turtle Stranding Season Begins

It's looking like winter at our Sea Turtle Hospital. The first hypothermic sea turtles of the season have washed up on Cape Cod. ...

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sea turtle rescue - August 25, 2017
Summertime Success: Sea Turtle Release

Three endangered sea turtles that had stranded on Cape Cod late last autumn due to hypothermia and other life-threatening medical conditions finally completed their long rehab at the New England...

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sea turtle rescue - August 10, 2017
Loggerheads Ready for Release

Two loggerhead sea turtles were pulled from their tanks for probably their last physical exam before their release sometime in the next two weeks. ...

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sea turtle rescue - March 9, 2017
Six Sea Turtles Released

Ahead of late winter snow storms, six rescued sea turtles had the right idea. ...

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sea turtle rescue - December 16, 2016
Third Largest Stranding Season

This is the third largest volume of turtles we've treated in a single season — but not by much. Meet some of our patients. ...

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sea turtle rescue - December 9, 2016
52 Endangered Sea Turtles Fly to Florida

This season Aquarium rescuers are in the midst of the fourth largest sea turtle stranding season. Recently, they had to make room for some new patients by coordinating the largest ...

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sea turtle rescue - November 28, 2016
Saving Sea Turtles in Unlikely Places

After a slow start, the annual late-autumn sea turtle stranding season has kicked in on Cape Cod... and some other unusual places. ...

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sea turtle rescue - October 27, 2016
Sea Turtle Rescue Season Begins

The first rescued sea turtle patient is now getting care at our Animal Care Center in Quincy. Here's what happens with new arrivals. ...

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press release - July 15, 2016
Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle Release

After nearly eight months of rehab at the New England Aquarium’s sea turtle hospital, this endangered Kemp's ridley sea turtle was released off Cape Cod. See what makes this turtle so special. ...

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