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Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Program

A project of 1976 in conjunction with the partners and sponsors detailed below.

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NameSpeciesLife StageRelease DateLast LocationDays Transmitted
Argentum Kemp's RidleyJuvenile2011-06-292012-01-01186
BB Turkey LoggerheadJuvenile2013-08-212014-09-06381
Battleship LoggerheadJuvenile2012-10-052013-06-22260
Big Boy 25 LoggerheadAdult2011-10-182012-04-06171
Cannoli LoggerheadJuvenile2013-06-062014-02-11250
Cookie Dough LoggerheadJuvenile2013-06-052014-06-09369
Dicey LoggerheadJuvenile2011-11-212012-09-15299
Dublin LoggerheadSub-adult2013-06-152013-11-11149
Fireworks LoggerheadSub-Adult2012-07-132013-12-01506
Grenada LoggerheadJuvenile2013-10-202014-05-20212
Hunky LoggerheadJuvenile2011-06-292012-06-01338
Makahiki Hou Green TurtleJuvenile2012-06-142012-09-0280
Maya Angelou LoggerheadSub-Adult2016-11-022017-04-07156
Mud Pie LoggerheadJuvenile2013-07-052013-09-1269
PacMan LoggerheadJuvenile2012-07-192012-09-2063
Rocky Road LoggerheadJuvenile2013-06-132013-10-01110
S'mores LoggerheadJuvenile2013-06-052014-06-23383
Sausalito LoggerheadJuvenile2014-06-122014-07-1331
Spooky LoggerheadJuvenile2011-06-272012-06-01340
Sterling LoggerheadJuvenile2011-08-012012-06-01305
Tiki Jr Green TurtleAdult2007-10-202008-06-01225
Triple Caramel Chunk Kemp's RidleyJuvenile2013-06-212013-07-1221
Trouble LoggerheadJuvenile2012-09-072013-05-18253
Turkey LoggerheadJuvenile2011-06-272012-01-01188

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The mission of the Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Program (VAQS) is to promote the conservation of marine animal species through response, research, rehabilitation and education.

The VAQS is largely a volunteer-based group (the Stranding Team) operating from a Stranding Center located in Virginia Beach. Stranding Team personnel are permitted by state and federal authorities to respond to marine mammal and sea turtle strandings. The Stranding Response Program is supported by the donations of goods and services from the community and grant-making organizations.

To report a dead or live stranded marine mammal or sea turtle in Virginia, call the VAQS hotline at 757-437-6159.

Project Partners

The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center and work in partnership to promote the conservation of marine life and our marine environment. Sea turtles rehabilitated, tagged with satellite transmitters, and released into the Atlantic Ocean by the Virginia Aquarium are tracked on provides the satellite tracking service for the Virginia Aquarium. accepts donations, including turtle adoptions, to help fund the satellite tracking service. The Virginia Aquarium accepts donations to provide response, rehabilitation, and care for stranded sea turtles and marine mammals, and to conduct research related to sea turtles and marine mammals (

Project Sponsors

This program is supported by the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center Foundation and would not be possible without assistance from Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program at the Department of Environmental Quality and NOAA Fisheries Service.


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