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.
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.
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.
Stay tuned for more updates from our team!