Research gathered through rescue operations and satellite tracking is critical for developing and implementing programs that protect leatherback sea turtles.
National Aquarium experts conducted a training program that taught veterinary care and stranded animal rehabilitation to local staff and volunteers. We have also helped in gathering research data on nesting females and have assisted with satellite tagging and tracking some of the turtles, to learn more about their migration patterns.
National Aquarium is very active in rescuing a rehabbing turtles along the Atlantic coast, and recently released Olympian, a green sea turtle who was found off the coast of New Jersey. To read more about Olympian and the National Aquarium’s Marine Animal Rescue Program, click here.
To learn more about WIDECAST and how you can volunteer, visit widecast.org.
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