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Cocoa Conservation Area 11/12/14 – 1 by nhiyouta

Aww Look at this gorgeous shell! This is the same place I met my first Gopher Tortoise friend.  She was noming away. I got to stand and watch in awe (as a good human should). then she showed me her butt as she wandered back to her burrow. 

Today’s Featured Organization is @NEAQ New England Aquarium In response to the influx of cold stunned sea turtles coming into their Quincy Animal Care Center. 

Their Quincy center is one of the leading rehabilitators of sea turtles found on cape cod beaches. Read about their rescue efforts on their blog http://rescue.neaq.org/

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neaq:

Another seriously busy day in turtle rescue, folks. More than 40 turtles arrived at our doorstep today! #animalrescue #endangeredspecies #turtles #beautiful #oceans #animals

Quincy Animal Care Center – New England Aquarium

Today’s Featured Organization is @NEAQ New England Aquarium In response to the influx of cold stunned sea turtles coming into their Quincy Animal Care Center.

Their Quincy center is one of the leading rehabilitators of sea turtles found on cape cod beaches. Read about their rescue efforts on their blog http://rescue.neaq.org/

How To Help: 

Become a member

Make a Donation

Volunteer, donate supplies, and more

neaq:

Another seriously busy day in turtle rescue, folks. More than 40 turtles arrived at our doorstep today! #animalrescue #endangeredspecies #turtles #beautiful #oceans #animals

Oh franklin is such a ham! Look at that face! Loving the attention and the outside time. I’d probably make a stop at walmart to meet you Franklin. 🙂 

(Source: The Brunswick News)

While holiday sales are still a few days away, motorists were rapidly turning into the Walmart parking lot Monday evening for a different reason: to get a look at a 400 pound tortoise lumbering along the sidewalk in front of the store. The head-turner turned out to be Benjamin Franklin, a Sulcata African land tortoise who is a pet of Randy “Turtle Man” Gallagher of Calabash, N.C. Gallagher, who runs a turtle rescue unit and has taken in several of the large tortoises from pet owners who didn’t realize they would get so big and live so long was passing through Brunswick and stopped at Walmart for a break and to let Franklin get a little exercise

Today’s featured organization is the National Marine Life Center  @MarineLifeCtr

Located in Cape Cod, a hot bed of sick and injured marine animal standings,  the National Marine Life Center rescues and rehabilitates Seals, Dolphins, and Sea Turtles found on the surrounding beaches. While rehabilitation is their main goal, the center provides educational programs that engage the community, conducts much needed research, and promotes ocean conservation nation wide.
Cape Cod is being inundated with Sea Turtle standings. Giving to NMLC and organizations like them in the area, is a great way to lend a hand to these distressed animals. Check out Smarty’s story, one of the many animals rescued by the NMLC.
History:
Cape Cod is a stranding hotspot.  Each year, up to 56 live seals, 98 live dolphins, and 144 live sea turtles strand on our beaches, sick, injured, and in need of medical care.
In 1995, a group of visionaries gathered to address the significant environmental need of a hospital to care for these stranded animals, many of whom are endangered and all of whom are federally-protected species.  And thus, the National Marine Life Center was born.
About:
The National Marine Life Center is an independent, non-profit marine animal hospital, science, and education center. We are a 501(c)(3) organization and our federal tax identification number is 04-3290276.
Mission Statement: The National Marine Life Center rehabilitates and releases stranded marine mammals and sea turtles in order to advance science and education in marine wildlife health and conservation.

Vision Statement: The vision of the National Marine Life Center is to be a world leader in marine wildlife rehabilitation, conservation science, and STEM education.

Values Statement: The Trustees, Staff, and Volunteers of the National Marine Life Center believe in humane care for stranded marine animals, thoughtful science that improves our understanding of wildlife health, and quality education programs that promote a conservation ethic.  We carry out our work with respect for each other, our supporters, our partner organizations, our community, and the environment.

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