The Marine Animal Rescue Team staff and volunteers are pros at taking care of large numbers of cold-stunned, stranded turtles. But this season, with more than 150 turtles, the Rescue Team had to send out a call for help. Many of us who work on Central Wharf have been making the trek down to Quincy to lend a hand, and many of the Team's colleagues from other rescue organizations are helping out as well.
The busy treatment room at the Aquarium's turtle hospital in Quincy.
Left: Susan Thompson, from the Aquarium's Development department, feeding the turtles. Right: Jane Hoppe, from the International Fund for Animal Welfare, holds a rescued turtle while Erin Weber, from the Aquarium's Marine Mammals department, gives it an injection.
Laura Dill, from the Aquarium's Development department, helps net a patient for a treatment.
Sarah (foreground), from the National Aquarium in Baltimore, and Julika (background), a biologist from the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation, help conduct turtle exams.