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Sea Turtle Rehabilitation

Like all reptiles, olive ridley sea turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) and green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas) cannot regulate their body temperature (they’re cold-blooded). Although they are found worldwide, they prefer warm or tropical waters and a little time on a sunny beach. Yet over the past 10 years, more than four dozen sea turtles have been stranded on Washington and Oregon beaches.

Cold-stunned and stranded

What to do if you spot a stranded animal on the beach

Visit NOAA’s West Coast Marine Mammal Stranding Network website for information on what to do if you find a stranded marine mammal, sea turtle or seabird. Or call them at 1-866-767-6114.

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An adult sea otter at the Seattle Aquarium looking upwards with its front paws resting on its front.

Giving Tuesday

Make a tax-deductible donation to the non-profit Seattle Aquarium

Your donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $10,000 thanks to a very generous anonymous donor!

Sea otter at the Seattle Aquarium laying on its back, raising its head and front paws.

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