2011 TRL News!!
Keep up to date with the news and goings on with the Turtle Rescue League
2012 Hatchling Registry
Click image to veiw Registry!
2012 saw more than a dozen endangered turtle nests rescued, as well as many eggs rescued from road struck mothers. Throughout the summer, the TRL's incubators were filled to capacity with these previously doomed eggs. It is a joyful day when these eggs start hatching at our sanctuary.
Last year, we started a tradition of asking our members, as well as the general public to name these little turtles, for a dollar. It is a great way to raise money to help the turtles and have some fun at the same time! Click on the registry icon to see what you and others named the turtles. \
Winter is nearly here and all the incubators are empty, Let's all celebrate the many turtles we all helped make it in the world!
This years total hatch number was 411 turtles!
As the Year of the Turtle draws to a close, it is important to remember that turtles here and around the world need our help. For the Turtle Rescue League and many other turtle conservation and rescue groups, every year is a year of the turtle! Veiw our videos and explore the Year of the Turtle links... they contain resources that will remain available. Good work everyone on making 2011 a spectacular turtle saving year and keep up the great work into the New Year!
Too many species of turtles are endangered world wide. The problem is global, but it starts in all our neighborhoods and communities. Get involved, make a difference, and be a hero to a turtle!
2011 Year of the Turtle Video
(Directed/Edited by John White, Virginia Herpetological Society, additional footage provided by Brian Zarate, New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife, Endangered and Nongame Species Program)
Go to What's New to see the latest events and veiw whats going on in the larger community (click on the 2011 Year of the Turtle Logo).
Cold Stunned Sea Turtle Strandings!
Endangered sea turtles need your help!
2011 saw more than a dozen endangered turtle nests rescued, as well as many eggs rescued from road struck mothers. Throughout the summer, the TRL's incubators were filled to capacity with these previously doomed eggs. It is a joyful day when these eggs start hatching at our sanctuary.
This year, we asked our members, as well as you the general public to name all these little turtles. Click on the registry image to see what you and others named the turtles and where and when they were released back into the wild (to live a life that had been nearly robbed from them.)
Now summer is coming to a close and all the incubators are nearly empty, Let's all celebrate them many turtles we all helped make it in the world!
Adam Bousquet, of the Western Mass Turtle Rescue, invited Alexxia Bell and Natasha Nowick, of the Turtle Rescue League, to join him on Mass Appeal, a morning community News program on Channel 22 Springfield. On August 2, 2011 the turtles were loose in Studio 1a! Click here to watch.
2011 Hatching Turtle Eggs
Many nests and eggs were rescued during the spring and early summer. When a nest is rescued or eggs retrieved from a road struck turtle, they are placed in an incubator. We do this every year, releasing many hatchlings back into the wild who otherwise would have perished. Come back and check the Egg Hatching Counter often and see how many little turtles got a second chance at life!
Click Here or on the Counter to see the latest posted images of the 2011 Hatchlings!
Update: July 7, 2011
Brake For Turtles
The Turtle Rescue League is featured in the Worcester Telegram and Gazette. Learn about our efforts to help the turtles and learn how others are working to protect them. Click here to read the full article.
The Sign Drive Is On!
- Can you work with your hands?
- Can you paint?
- Can you stencil?
- Do you have a truck or a workshop?
- Do you want to help turtles?
If you answered yes to any of these questions we are looking for you. Click either road sign to find out how you can help the Turtle Rescue League and the turtles in our communities, during our annual SIGN DRIVE.
Happy Birthday Natasha!
Saturday, March 5th, is founder and treasurer of the TRL, Natasha Nowick's birthday. Thank you for all your hard work and the turtles of the sanctuary all wish you a happy birthday!
Please excuse the clutter as we sort out the TRL website. Until we finish all the renovations some of our older links are being disconnected. Feel free to email us about problems you encounter. Please bare with us as we work to finish upgrading our website.
The TRL Web Team
2010 TRL News!!
Keep up to date with the news and goings on with the Turtle Rescue League
Update: November 24, 2010
Hibernation begins in New England
Up here in the North East, the cold weather has finally set in. All the turtles have been fattening up all late summer and basking as late into the fall as possible. Now with the temperatures ever falling, most have settled in for a long winters nap.
Yes, our native New England Turtles are asleep, but the TRL isn't! In the upcoming weeks, we have many web updates planned as well as the year end report for the TRL, to prepare. There are many projects coming up as well as ongoing to remember. Members and concerned turtle lovers, the Cape Cod Sea Turtle Rescue is happening and will be until the end of the year. We are also looking towards the 2011 spring season and the need for more road signs to both replace this years stolen ones as well as cover the growing need for more (as more troubled zones are reported to us).
Even with the turtles settling down, the sanctuary is hopping with activity. We have our rehab turtles, rescues, and even a few borders, to feed, house, and provide care for. Concider making donations this holiday season, the need is always there. So come back often and see what can be done to help all of turtle kind (even in the winter).
From all of us at the TRL...
Wellfleet Audubon has first Stranded Sea Turtle Rescue of the Year!
Only minutes after the stranded Sea Turtle Rescue Seminar, Wellfleet Audubon recieves first call about a stranded turtle and TRL was there! Read the full story and keep up to date on how this endangered Kemp's Ridley turtle is doing.
Happy Birthday Alexxia!
Friday, October 22, is founder and president of the TRL, Alexxia Bell's birthday. Thank you for all your hard work and maybe the turtles will be so kind as to give you the night off!
Registration will be accepted up until October 22, 2010 (Friday)
Members who are interested, please email Alexxia. We are attempting to carpool and find rides for all those who wish to attend. Get in touch ASAP, so no one will miss this opportunity!
Cape Cod Sea Turtle Rescue
Every year endangered sea turtles wash ashore on the beaches of Cape Cod Bay. They are cold stunned and are in need of immediate rescue. Wellfleet Audubon Society coordinates rescue efforts, with assistance from the New England Auquarium, to find and save these turtles during the late fall. The Turtle Rescue League will be assisting in these efforts.
Do you wish to be a part of the rescue?
In order to help, you first have to learn how! Come join us and others helping to rescue sea turtles at an orientation on why these turtles strand themselves and how we can help. If you are an Audubon Society member this is a $3 seminar and $5.00 for non members. This will be happening:
What a great time! We talked turtle, shared stories, and met many new friends. Thanks to everyone who stopped down. It was a pleasure meeting all our members who made the trip. A special thanks goes out to all the generous contributors who donated to the cause that day.
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Rescue Hatchling Pictures!
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The Rescued Turtle Eggs Are Hatching!
All the eggs rescued from the various endangered nest by the TRL in May and June are starting to hatch. We will kepp everyone up to date on how many turtles hatch with our turtle counter. A big thank you to all our members who made this incredible save possible.
Hatched Turtle Counter
Last updated: 7:30 pm EST 08-17-10
The yolk sacs are absorbed on the first hatchers and now it is time for the new turtle hatchlings to start their lives out in the wild. Join us in wishing them all the best luck and long life. We can all feel good, knowing that all these previously doomed turtles now have a chance.
Released Turtle Hatchling Counter
Last updated: 6:00 pm EST 08-15-10
* Two common snapping turtles will be staying the winter with us. Learn about little M&M (Mini-Matilda) and her mother (Matilda). Entries for both M&M and Tumbles will be appearing in the Rehab area soon. Learn the entire story of both these brave little turtles and check back frequently for updates.
We are currently installing nets in areas where signs and patrols are difficult. Basically we install fin mesh netting in an area where Turtles cross the road. We have several areas that are netted. This seems to be working. After putting up nets we have yet to see any turtles hit. We will need more study to figure out if this is a success.
EGGS A PLENTY
We have in our incubators 173 eggs, All but two are snapping turtle eggs. The other 2 are painted turtle eggs. Can't wait for them to hatch.