Saving Sea Turtles: Preventing Extinction


Mass Audubon Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, WCAI, and WHAT present

Saving Sea Turtles:
Preventing Extinction

Sunday August 13, 3:00 PM

This film documents the critical role Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary plays in rescuing cold-stunned turtles.

Cape Cod juts out 65 miles into the Atlantic Ocean, trapping sea turtles migrating south when waters cool and days get shorter. Within the bay of Cape Cod lie two additional traps, disorienting sea turtles who are unable to navigate out of the Bay. With the continuous arrival of cold fronts and stronger winds, the sea turtles’ bodies begin to shut down. Cold-stunned, they eventually wash up on the bayside beaches of Cape Cod.

What does it take to rescue stranded sea turtles? Passionate people who find meaning in saving sea turtles. They are often volunteers, who in the worst conditions, brave near freezing temperatures, ferocious winds and ice pellets to search for sea turtles after every high tide, whether during midday or at 3 in the morning. (read more)

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