Cape Cod Sea Turtle Rescue update Wednesday December 10, 2014
The majority of the sea turtles rescued are Kemps Ridley. All sea turtles are critically endangered, with the Kempís Ridley being the most endangered. We have successfully transported over 500 sea turtles thanks to all of you.
Sadly, we are still working on transporting stranded sea turtles out of Cape Cod. Yesterday alone, there were another 40 rescued and brought in for treatment at the Boston Aquarium. Once stabilized these turtles will be on the list to be transported. Currently, I have 85 turtles to be transported to the Gulf States for rehab and release. This flight needs to be flown asap, in order to guarantee the survival of the turtles. A PC12 type ac with seats removed would accommodate the 85 turtles listed below. I can also split the load up with 2 smaller ac. A generous donor without an ac would like to help by paying for the fuel for this mission, if that would be helpful to an owner pilot.
Sea turtles will be loaded and depart from OWD Norwood near the Boston Aquarium.
Gulfport, MS 39501 airport GPT 30 sea turtles
New Orleans, LA 70126 airport NEW 30 turtles
Panama City, FL 32409 airport ECP 25 turtles
Please add sea turtle in the subject when emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Turtles are shipped in banana boxes that measure 19 x 12.5 x 8.25
Turtles are packed 1 to 2 per box and are about the size of dinner plates and 4-5 pounds each.
No water involved with turtles. The transport temperature must be maintained at 70-75 degrees F.
Leslie J. Weinstein
Manager & Founder
4911 Parkwood Street
Boise, ID 83704