November 23, 2017

New England Aquarium Taking In Hypothermic Sea Turtles From Cape Cod

BOSTON (CBS) – As if the snow wasn’t enough of a reminder that winter is on its way, there is another sign at the New England Aquarium.

It is the beginning of sea turtle stranding season on Cape Cod and the aquarium has already taken in six hypothermic turtles.

The wave activity from Wednesday and Thursday’s  storm was helpful in washing ashore sea turtles that are just floating due to low body temperatures, the aquarium said.

The turtles are taken into the New England Aquarium’s Animal Care Center in Quincy and rewarmed about five degrees per day.

When some of

Source: http://boston.cbslocal.com/2012/11/08/new-england-aquarium-taking-in-hypothermic-sea-turtles-from-cape-cod/