Spend some time with the turtle patients at the Aquarium's Animal Care Center in Quincy, MA.
This video featured the three species of sea turtle we've seen at the turtle hospital this year, and most years: the little Kemp's ridleys, a big loggerhead and an active green sea turtle. Can you tell the difference? Check out this webcast where we talked about the differences in some of the sea turtle species. We also had a hybrid sea turtle among our patients this year. Check out this post to see how we can determine whether a turtle is a hybrid.
|A Kemp's ridley gets a hand during a swim in the kiddy pool|
|An active green sea turtle checks out the camera while swimming in the big pool|
|A large loggerhead rests on towels|
Many thanks to the people and institutions helping out during this extremely busy stretch—from our partners at Mass Audubon at Wellfleet Bay searching for stranded turtles to our all our rescue partners to generous donors helping to shuttle turtles all over the country to the dozens of volunteers closer to home feeding turtles and doing laundry.
Read some of the local media coverage of this year's record sea turtle stranding season.
WBZ Channel 4
NECN (where turtle #25 gets a cameo!)
WHDH Channel 7