Two Sea Giants Swim Silently Northward, Their Species Protected and Their Path Free of Bombs
Bruce Brooks

Nuzzling the shoreline with the curiosity and daring that made its ancestors easy prey for whalers, a young right whale is swimming slowly northward along the East Coast toward Martha’s Vineyard. The 20-ton mammal is keeping odd company with a giant sea turtle, and together the silent mammoths have been snooping lazily around Long Island for about two weeks.

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Harbor Master, Tribe Free Entangled Sea Turtle
Will Sennott

A leatherback sea turtle that had become entangled was rescued Sunday by the Vineyard Haven harbor master and the Wampanoag tribe natural resources department.

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A Deep Dive Into the Mysterious and Harrowing World of Sea Turtles
Noah Asimow
The first installment of this season's Tuesdays in the Newsroom series featured Wellfleet Wildlife Sanctuary scientist and sea turtle expert Karen Dourdeville.
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Rescued Turtles Return to Ocean Home
Mark Alan Lovewell

A green sea turtle named Quiddick that was rescued from the chilly waters of Cape Pogue Pond 11 months ago reentered Vineyard waters last Friday as a fully recovered wild animal.

A crew of New England Aquarium personnel, together with a veterinarian with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries service in Woods Hole, watched with pleasure as Quiddick and an even more rare Kemp's Ridley sea turtle named Kiwi moved from the beach to the surf. The release took place in the early afternoon at Long Point Wildlife Refuge, owned by The Trustees of Reservations.

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