Wellfleet Bay Sanctuary approaching 400 cold stunned turtles rescued

Volunteers are key to program's success
Curt Smith, a volunteer with Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, prepares to drive cold stunned turtles to the New England Aquarium. Wellfleet Bay Sanctuary photo.

The Mass Audubon Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary is reporting its third-busiest turtle stranding season.  At nearly 400 turtles rescued, they made the following report:

Looks like we'll be having our third busiest cold-stun stranding season ever-- we're right around the 400-sea turtle mark. Fourteen loggerheads have come in, most of them alive! Thanks to one of our dedicated drivers, Curt Smith, for giving this big turtle a ride (along with a little ridley) to the New England Aquarium.


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