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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Cold-Stunned Kemp's Ridley Finds New Life
Aaron Wilson
A juvenile, cold-stunned Kemp’s ridley sea turtle is on the road to recovery Friday after washing up on the Chappaquiddick side of Norton Point Beach Thursday morning.
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More Dead Sea Turtles Spotted Over Weekend
Noah Asimow
A spate of sea turtle strandings occurred on or around the Vineyard this weekend, including two dead turtles that washed up on Island beaches.
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Leatherback Turtle Found at West Chop Died from Vessel Strike
Noah Asimow
A dead leatherback sea turtle with a severe vessel strike was found washed up on the eastern corner of West Chop Monday, experts at Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary confirmed.
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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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Scientists and Derby Officials Team Up to Help Save Leatherback Turtles
Noah Asimow
Sea turtle specialists have documented a high number of leatherback turtle boat strikes this summer, including at least one off the Vineyard.
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Cold-Stunned Sea Turtle Relies on Familiar Vineyard Lifeline
Sara Brown
A Kemp’s ridley sea turtle found on Chappaquiddick is recovering at a New England Aquarium care center in Quincy.
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Vineyard Resident Helps Give Stranded Turtles Second Chance
Steve Myrick

A seasonal resident of Chilmark stepped up to help stranded sea turtles over the Christmas holiday, arranging for 50 of the endangered reptiles to be flown to warmer waters and rehabilitated.

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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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