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  • Unintentional Gardeners: Animals as Seed Dispersers

    The last Saturday in January is National Seed Swap Day, a time when gardeners exchange seeds in preparation for spring, but humans aren’t the only animals in the seed-swap game. From the Amazon river basin to the Australian bush, animals have been spreading seeds around their environments for millions of years. Read More

    Published 1/24/2020

  • Cold Stunning: Where, How and Why?

    Picture this: You’ve just spent a wonderful, late summer week on Cape Cod, swimming in the ocean and enjoying the sunshine with friends and family. As fall sets in, you know it’s time to head home. You get on the highway, but something strange happens … despite driving for hours, you end up back where you started. You feel sluggish, confused and exhausted. If you were a turtle, you just might be cold-stunned. Read More

    Published 11/22/2019

  • Animal Rescue Update: March Turtle Release

    Earlier this week, National Aquarium Animal Rescue released 11 Kemp’s ridley sea turtles rehabilitated at the Aquarium back into the Atlantic Ocean at Canaveral National Seashore in Florida. This release marks more than 250 animals rehabilitated and released by the program since its inception in 1991! Read More

    Published 3/23/2019

  • Animal Rescue Update: New Loggerhead Patients

    National Aquarium Animal Rescue has admitted two new loggerhead sea turtle patients! Read More

    Published 1/8/2019

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