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Animal Rescue Update: New Arrivals

Our Animal Rescue and Animal Health teams are currently caring for 15 endangered sea turtle patients.

Published December 07, 2016

On December 1 and 2, we received four turtles from the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation in New York and 11 turtles from the New England Aquarium in Boston.sea-turtle-exam

These turtles are the first to go through rehabilitation in our updated facility! All 15 of our current patients are being treated for cold-stunning, which refers to the health problems that develop when sea turtles are exposed to cold water temperatures for a long time. Cold-stunning often causes poor circulation, pneumonia and bone infections. sea-turtle-rehab-pool

The goal of our rehabilitation process is to treat these turtles of their ailments and to ensure that they have the hunting and navigation skills need to thrive in the wild. sea-turtle-exam

Stay tuned for more updates from our team!

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