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 marine wildlife. 

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.