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December 4, 2023
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Time Details:
20 -LJ
Whiton Room
66 Leavitt Street
Hingham, MA 02043
Reference Desk: 781-741-1405 x1404
Myrtle the Green Sea Turtle at the New England Aquarium by Bob Michelson
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Sea Turtle Rescue with Photographer Bob Michelson

Monday, December 4, 2023

From early November through the end of December, young sea turtles are stranded along north facing beaches of Cape Cod. These "cold stunned” turtles are near death and suffer from pneumonia, as well as injuries to their bodies, or both.

Photographer Bob Michelson was contracted by NOAA National Marine Fisheries service to document the entire process, from rescuing sea turtles along Cape Cod beaches through their medical care and rehabilitation at the New England Aquarium sea turtle facility in Quincy, to their release back into the environment. Exclusive underwater photos of turtles in the New England Aquarium Giant Ocean Tank are included in this presentation.

No registration is required for this in-person program.

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