Third Dead Loggerhead Turtle Found on Island Shores

Island scientists are trying to find out why the three sea turtles have washed up on Vineyard beaches so far this summer.

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Dead Loggerhead Turtle Found in Aquinnah

A dead loggerhead sea turtle washed ashore near Zack’s Cliffs in Aquinnah on June 17, the first across the Cape and Islands in 2024.

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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

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

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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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

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

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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