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Turtle Rehab

Interactive: Every year, some young sea turtles feeding in Cape Cod during the summer overstay their visit and get ‘cold-stunned’ as the water turns cold. This interactive graphic shows how biologists and doctors at the New England Aquarium nurse the turtles back to health after they’re rescued by volunteers.

Cape Cod Sea Turtle Cold-Stunning

Photo: Each year, sea turtles that overstay in New England waters become cold-stunned as the waters turn cold, unable to move and eventually die if not found by Massachusetts Audubon volunteers and sent to the New England Aquarium’s cold-stunned sea turtle rehabilitation program.