Meet Our Patients (and Naming Theme Revealed)

Meet our new patients! All of the below patients are cold stunned Kemp's ridley sea turtles that were found and transported to our facility by Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.

'Nebula' (#5) arrived at our new facility almost 2 weeks ago. The above photo on the left is from his intake exam. He is already eating squid like a champ, as you can see in the photo on the right.

'Barringer' (#6) was named after the meteroite crater in Arizona because of the large wound in his neck (above photo on left). 'Barringer' took his first swim in the big pool today.

'Leo' (#7), our smallest turtle so far at 1.2kg, also took a swim in a section of a large tank today after a quick swim in a kiddy pool. He is small, but feisty!

If you haven't guessed it yet, the naming theme is.... Astronomy! All the turtles this season will have an astronomy related name. The only exception is 'Quincy', the turtle that I mentioned in my last post. 'Quincy' was named in honor of our new home. I could say he was named this because John Quincy Adams was an advocate for astronomical research and observatories, but that just happens to be a coincidence.



  1. Glad to see the turtles are taking to the new facilities. Enjoy the pictures and the names.

  2. It was a trick! Go Quincy! eat sqquiddds.