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Nonprofit to fly 71 cold-stunned sea turtles rescued in Mass. to rehab facilities – Boston News, Weather, Sports – Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, Massachusetts 2021-12-09 13:59:25 –

Marshfield, Massachusetts. (WHDH)-Dozens of cold-surprised sea turtles will soon be transported from the New England Aquarium to secondary rehab facilities in New York, New Jersey, and Florida, leaving room for new arrivals.

Turtles Fly Too, a non-profit organization, will fly 71 sea turtles from the New England Aquarium and 8 sea turtles from the National Museum of Marine Biology from Marshfield Municipal Airport on Friday morning.

According to the New England Aquarium, hundreds of cold-surprised sea turtles rush to Cape Cod’s beaches each year.

Due to the rapid changes in water temperature and wind patterns, many turtles cannot escape from the hook-like areas of Cape Cod Bay before they become hypothermic.

Staff and volunteers from the Massachusetts Audu Bonwell Fleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary walk the beach in search of stranded sea turtles and are then taken to the aquarium’s Sea Turtle Hospital for medical treatment. Once the turtles are stable, the aquarium veterinarian will clean up the turtles for transfer to a secondary rehab facility and work with Turtles Fly Toe and NOAA to identify rehab centers nationwide that can accept and transport turtles.

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