Never Too Young to Learn About Cape Cod Sea Turtle Rescues

Newly Born Diamondback Terrapin Hatchlings Make Friends

The Turtle Journal team presented the amazing rescue story about sea turtle strandings and entanglements in Cape Cod Bay and Buzzards Bay to an enthusiastic audience of Marion, Mattapoisett and Rochester students in an afternoon program at the Marion Natural History Museum on November 14th. As if on cue, immediately following this presentation cold-stunned sea turtles began stranding on Cape Cod Bay beaches, breaking all records with more than a thousand mostly Kemp’s ridleys, some green sea turtles and a few loggerheads rescued within the next ten days. Three of our local “sea turtle” hatchlings (diamondback terrapins), born the previous weekend, made an appearance to the delight of all.


Brief Summary of Cape Cod Sea Turtle Stranding Phenomenon

NPR Cape and the Islands science reporter Tracy Hampton interviews Turtle Journal’s Don Lewis in 2003 about the annual stranding of cold-stunned sea turtles in Cape Cod Bay.  An extract of the audio interview is mixed with imagery to help illustrate the event.  For the full interview, click here.

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