That's a lot of turtles

They have arrived! A little while ago we posted an entry wondering when the yearly influx of cold-stunned sea turtles would arrive. This weekend that question was answered. The Aquarium now has more than 30 recovering turtles! These pictures say it all (click to enlarge).

Starting last week the sea turtles started coming in (there was some news coverage from Channel 7). We started with one Kemp's ridley on Tuesday November 24 and took in two per day on Wednesday and Thursday then on Saturday we received five more. On Sunday we hit the mother load! Fifteen turtles arrived at about 3:00 p.m., 13 Kemp's ridleys and two green sea turtles. Since Sunday we have received four more turtles.

Here's a video of what the Sea Turtle Recovery Room looks like now.

You can stop by the Aquarium and see these recovering patients. If you do, be sure to leave a comment and tell us what you saw. We'll keep you updated on the status of these patients and profile some individuals in the coming weeks.



  1. I'm glad you've had two minutes to breathe and update the blog! Thank you for the work you do, and for sharing with us.
    -Sylvia, NEAq Education

  2. How's Acadia doing these days? Any news on her release?

    Looks like you hit the sea turtle mother load over the weekend.

    Keep up the good work.