It looks like turtle season is really starting to take off. We've been having a steady trickle of turtles strand on the beaches of Cape Cod, ranging from Sandwich to Brewster lately. Do you ever wonder what happens to the turtles once the great volunteers of MassAudubon in Wellflleet deliver them to the Animal Care Center? Here is a breakdown of what the first week is usually like in pictures.
past posts we've mentioned the kiddie pool swims. Once they are more stable and strong enough they will be placed in the larger tanks and start to be offered food. The above photo shows one group of turtles adjusting to their new tank.
Above, #23, our first loggerhead of the season, gets an exit exam. He will be heading to the National Aquarium in Baltimore this week, where he will continue his rehabilitation and hopeful release.
And more turtles are still coming in! We are up to almost 30 turtles in our hospital now, including this turtle above. This is a green sea turtle and we got two of this species just on Saturday. We'll tell you more about these green turtles, additional happenings of the season, and some special cases that we have been seeing in posts to come.