Sea Turtle Sighting Hotline for Southern New England Boaters
1-888-SEA-TURT (1-888-732-8878) • Report Online

Sea Turtle Sighting Hotline • 888-732-8878

WANTED
Sea Turtle Sightings
When you see a turtle, please note:
  • Date
  • Location (be as specific as possible)
  • Time of Day
  • Approximate size
  • Any other details observed
Report sightings at:
1-888-Sea-Turt (1-888-732-8878)
Report Online
Please report:
  • Date
  • Location
  • Time of Day
  • Approximate size
  • Any other details observed
1-888-732-8878
If you see an entangled or injured sea turtle call 800-900-3622 (Center for Coastal Studies). Time is critical. If possible, stand by to help responders locate turtle. Entangled or injured turtle? Call
800-900-3622
(Center for Coastal Studies) ASAP. If possible, stand by to help locate turtle.

The Sea Turtle Sighting Hotline for Southern New England Boaters is part of the ongoing sea turtle program at MassAudubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. The two primary goals of the hotline are: (1) to document where and when sea turtles are seen in southern New England waters, and (2) to alert boaters that sea turtles are present in the summer and fall so that boaters will both report sightings and make efforts to avoid striking the turtles. These sea turtles are endangered and threatened, so please watch for them and report sightings. Read More >

Seasonal Update

Kemp's ridley photo by J. Gwalthney, F/V Eileen K

The 2015-2016 winter was busy, with the cold-stunned sea turtle event shifting later (start and finish), due to warmer ocean water temperatures. It was the second highest season yet for recorded numbers of cold-stunned sea turtles in Massachusetts — over 600. Thanks to massive efforts by staff and volunteers from MassAudubon Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, New England Aquarium... Read More >

~ Kemp's ridley photo by J. Gwalthney, F/V Eileen K


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