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Species: Kemp's Ridley
Life Stage: Juvenile
Release Date: 2015-08-05 22:00:00
Release Location: West Dennis Beach, Cape Cod, MA
Last Location: 2015-09-02 22:43:29
Common Eider stranded cold-stunned in Truro, Cape Cod, MA, on 23 November, 2014. He was rescued from the beach by the Mass Audubon Society turtle beach patrol volunteers and then transported to the New England Aquarium rehabilitation facility in Quincy, MA. Upon arrival he had swollen eyes and severe abrasions on its flippers. It took him 22 days in rehabilitation to start eating! During its extensive rehabilitation at the New England Aquarium and a diet of herring and squid, Common Eider gained 7 lbs and grew over 3 inches!