NE Aquarium overwhelmed with cold stunned and injured sea turtles
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Cape Cod Times] By Doug Fraser - November 25, 2014 -
WELLFLEET, Just two weeks into what is normally a six-to-eight week sea turtle stranding season, prior records are just tiny dots in the rearview mirror.
This year, nearly 1,000 endangered sea turtles have been recovered from Cape Cod Bay beaches, and the turtle pipeline is full. The New England Aquarium, the regional destination for injured and cold-stunned turtles, has already treated nearly 400 animals, almost double the record for a full year.
In a normal year, between 75 and 200 tropical sea turtles might wash up on Cape beaches, mostly around Thanksgiving when the water turns cold and onshore winds blow immobile and sometimes frozen animals to shore.<
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