There have been over 110+ rescues of the cold-stunned sea turtles on the beaches of Cape Cod Bay in the past week. You could feel the dramatic drop in temperatures in just the past few days. (Click on blog link to see other photos.)
We were at Boat Meadow Beach the other morning when a car pulled up next to us. A couple got out and were dressed for extreme temps and with rubber boots. It was frigid with 25 mph winds. I thought perhaps they were here to walk the beaches and see if they could find any cold-stunned turtles.
They were out on the grasses when we saw them pick up 2 turtles and bring them back up to higher ground. They put one of them under the bench near us, covered it with dry grass and then went out to look some more. They were out there searching for a long time. The turtles will be treated at the Sea Turtle Hospital in Quincy, MA.
Thanks to all of the volunteers and workers who give up their time looking for these turtles. They really are life-savers!