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Common Eider

New England Aquarium Cape Cod Release 2015

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This turtle, known as Common Eider,is still staying close to the release beach. Another turtle released the same day, Snowy Owl, is also in that area. There is a very good chance these turtles are staying in the area because they are finding a lot of good food. I will update this map caption every few days or at least once per week. - Thank you for your interest in sea turtles! - Connie, New England Aquarium

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Species: Kemp's Ridley
Life Stage: Juvenile
Gender: Unknown
Release Date: 2015-08-05 22:00:00
Release Location: West Dennis Beach, Cape Cod, MA
Last Location: 2015-09-02 22:43:29

Adoptive Parents:
Tracy Herman


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!

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