November 25, 2017

Aquarium warms up stranded sea turtles; more expected after nor’easter

It’s not just humans who have to brave the cold weather as temperatures drop, but each year beach walkers from the Massachusetts Audubon Sanctuary on Cape Cod are on the lookout to rescue stranded sea turtles that are suffering from hypothermia.

Two sea turtles, weighing 3 and 5 pounds, are being re-warmed at the New England Aquarium’s Animal Care Center in Quincy after they were found in Dennis and Brewster on Tuesday with body temperatures of less than 58 degrees.

Although sea turtles — being cold-blooded — can survive with low body

Source: http://www.boston.com/metrodesk/2012/11/08/aquarium-warns-stranded-sea-turtles-more-expected-after-nor-easter/yGoYOBi3paPf9mZdAjzReP/story.html