Sea Turtle Sighting Hotline

for Southern New England Boaters

1-888-SEA-TURT (1-888-732-8878) • Report Online


Boaters to Report Sightings of Sea Turtles

picture of sea turtles

When you see a turtle, please note:

  1. Date
  2. Location (be as specific as possible)
  3. Time of Day
  4. Approximate size
  5. Any other details observed

Report sightings by calling: 1-888-Sea-Turt
(1-888-732-8878) Toll free call.
or Report Online


If you see an entangled or injured sea turtle in need of immediate assistance call
800-900-3622, the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies' Disentanglement Hotline.
Time is critical for an entangled turtle, so please call ASAP and, if possible, stand by to help responders locate the turtle.

Sighting Maps

The map shows the locations of all reported sightings of sea turtles since the hotline began in 2002. The map can be dragged using a mouse to show different areas. A viewer can also zoom in or out either by using the mouse scroll wheel or by adjusting the slider bar on the left side of the map.

Clicking on a sighting icon in the map will provide information about that specific sighting.