NECWA News Blog - The New England Coastal Wildlife Alliance (NECWA) is an all volunteer non-profit organization based in southeastern MA. Our focus is to better understand and protect coastal marine wildlife, including whales, seabird, seals, basking sharks and ocean sunfish. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
November 26, 2012 Rescue of a Live Loggerhead from Bourne, MA.
Loggerhead resting in the back of Tammy's car during transport.
Yesterday while Krill and Leah were responding to an ocean
sunfish stranding in Kingston, MA, Tammy headed down to Sandwich and then
Bourne to help MA Audubon at Wellfleet Bay rescue stranded sea turtles.
At least 20 live animals washed ashore on Cape Cod Beaches
yesterday so the Audubon staff and their volunteers were very busy. Here are a
few photos of the live loggerhead that Tammy picked up from Bourne and
transported to Wellfleet Bay for stabilization.
Loggerhead during transport.
NECWA staff are always involved in
many different activities and projects and we support other nonprofits like
Wellfleet Bay as much as possible. And Wellfleet Bay supports our ocean sunfish
stranding and response network by helping us with many of the ocean sunfish
stranding reports on Cape Cod. These types of collaborations make sense since
many nonprofits are working for the same goal - towards the better protection of our coastal
As we continue to find ourselves in this fall/winter
stranding season for sea turtles, we ask that anyone who finds a stranded sea
turtle contact MA Audubon at Wellfleet Bay immediately. Do not put the sea
turtle back into the water. Call MA Audubon at Wellfleet Bay and provide
information as to the location of this animal, alive or dead. Their hotline is
available 24 hours a day. Call 508-349-2615 x 104.