What's their story?

Currently we still have six sea turtles here in the Rescue and Rehabilitation department. You might know these turtles already, and if you don't, follow the link to read all the posts about them.




and last but certainly not least....

They are all still located in the Sea Turtle Recovery Room. The space that housed the Sea Turtle Recovery Room is now The Trust Family Foundation Shark and Ray Touch Tank. Rescued sea turtles are now cared for at the new, much larger Animal Care Clinic in Quincy.] There are two other turtles in there that you don't know about yet. The first one is Dash.


Dash came to us on November 1, 2008 from First Encounter beach in Eastham MA. Primary reason for stranding was due to cold-stun but this turtle had a 3 cm laceration on the left rear flipper (LRF). This laceration was repaired with staples. The turtle started doing well and was transported to the University of New England in Biddeford to make room for more turtles that were stranding on Cape Cod.

When we opened the Sea Turtle Recovery Room this was one of the turtles that came back to us. By then the staples had been removed and the laceration was completely healed. There was still some swelling and the turtle did not use that flipper all that often. We put it into one of the tanks that had a high flow rate giving it some turtle physical therapy like we gave Route.

Currently you can see Dash in the left window of the Rehab Center enjoying the hideaway and the turtle treadmill. Stay tuned for a future post about another turtle you might not know about ... Iceman.


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