Turtle Triage

Chomper hasn’t had a very good year.

Volunteers Colleen Donovan and Jennifer Kiesling lift ChomperThe loggerhead sea turtle floundered into Cape Cod Bay during the warmer months, his sense of direction confused when his attempts to go back into the Gulf Stream brought him instead to land. When winter weather hit, the cold-blooded reptile was "cold-shocked," stunned by hypothermia.

The 95-pound turtle was discovered on a Cape Cod beach and brought to the New England Aquarium in Boston, where he is taking an unexpected winter vacation along with 35 other rescued sea turtles.

See the Daily News Transcript story here, and make your comments below.


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