Animal Rescue Update: Full House

Published December 12, 2014

After receiving our first 9 patients of the season last week, our Animal Rescue team has their hands full with 22 additional sea turtle patients that have been transported from our partner facility at the New England Aquarium.

rehab area

Over the last three to four weeks, more than 1,000 sea turtles have stranded along the Northeast coast—a significant uptick from the 100 to 200 turtles we normally see. 

The National Aquarium Animal Rescue team is one of many along the East Coast that has answered the call to treat these sick animals. Most of the turtles that have stranded this year are Kemp’s ridleys, which are critically endangered. 

kemps ridley

We’re happy to report that a majority of the patients in our care are eating well and responding to treatment! 

Stay tuned for more updates!

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