A project of New England Aquarium.
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Species: Green Turtle
Life Stage: Juvenile
Release Date: 2011-08-12 00:00:00
Release Location: Nantucket Sound
Last Location: 2011-10-20 06:21:16
In Memory of J. Arch McNamara, M.D.
BHMCS Room 249 and 246
Lisa & Tom Warhol
Mrs. McCurdy's 5th Grade Class
Ms. Hanley's Fifth Grade Class
MHS Aquatics 2012
“Cassiopeia” was one of five green sea turtles that stranded alive during the 2010 New England cold-stun season. This was the second largest stranding event for sea turtles in our region. The turtle was saved from Sagamore beach in Bourne, MA and brought to the New England Aquarium’s Animal Care Center on November 16th. This turtle’s initial presentation included an algal covered carapace, nicks and scratches to the plastron, and a reduced body temperature. “Cassiopeia” responded very well to the therapy and was eating and swimming in the pool overnight within three days of entering rehab. This turtle has grown almost 14cm and gained over ten pounds. Good luck out there!