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Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas)

Created: December 18th, 2019 - 09:37 AM
Last Modified: December 18th, 2019 - 09:37 AM
Entered by: Andrea Howlett
Record 329896
Country:
United States
State:
Massachusetts
County:
Barnstable County
Time:
2019-11-16 08:45:00
Qty:
1
Age:
Juvenile
Sex:
--
Method:
Visual encounter
Habitat:
Beach
Body Temperature:
-----
Air Temperature:
34.00F
Ground Temperature:
-----
Humidity:
54%
Sky Conditions:
Few clouds
Moon Phase:
Waning Gibbous
Elevation:
-----
Barometric Pressure:
30.45 mmHg

Notes

23 mph winds coming from the North, with 36 mph gusts.

Part of a program by Massachusetts Audubon Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary to rescue cold-stunned sea turtles that wash up on Cape Cod every year. For more information on that program, look here: https://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/wildlife-sanctuaries/wellfleet-bay/about/our-conservation-work/sea-turtles

We have a permit to remove these turtles from the beach. The turtle was alive and was then transported to the New England Aquarium's sea turtle hospital for rehabilitation. I do not know the current status of this turtle.

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