Animal Rescue Update: Waffles

Waffles, our first rescue turtle of the season that was nicknamed by our members in accordance with our breakfast foods theme, continues to make strides in rehab!

Published January 25, 2018

Waffles initially stranded as a cold-stunned turtle in Dennis, Massachusetts, on November 18, 2017. This Kemp’s ridley sea turtle was stabilized at the New England Aquarium, and transported to the National Aquarium for long-term rehab on November 26, along with 29 other cold-stunned sea turtles. 

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During the first few weeks of December, Waffles was one of the most critical turtles at the Aquarium. Waffles has been treated for pneumonia, anemia, elevated white blood cell count and inappetence. 

We’re happy to report that Waffles is responding well to treatment and has greatly improved since arriving at the Aquarium! Most notably, Waffles has regained a healthy appetite, which is crucial to his continued recovery. 

Support from our members helps National Aquarium Animal Rescue rehabilitate stranded and injured marine animals like Waffles. To learn more about the impact of National Aquarium membership, visit aqua.org/members.

Stay tuned for more updates about our rescue turtles! 

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