25 Sea Turtles Strand on Cape Cod

A Kemps Ridley Sea Turtle, photo courtesyWikimedia Commons
A Kemps Ridley Sea Turtle, photo courtesyWikimedia Commons

SouthCoast Today: Twenty-five stranded sea turtles have been rescued from the chilly waters of Cape Cod. The Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary says on its Facebook page that rescuers found 10 sea turtles on Eastham and Wellfleet beaches Monday night and 15 more Tuesday morning [Nov. 22].

Spokeswoman Jenette Kerr tells the Boston Globe younger turtles struggle when the water temperatures drop and slowly go into hypothermia.

Read more about the sea turtles that stranded on Cape Cod.