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Trumpeter swan © John James Audubon

Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event February 24, 2018

You're invited to the 2018 Sea Change environmental film and discussion series! In honor of Wellfleet Bay's 60th anniversary, the theme this year is birds. First film screening is February 24.

Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Students visiting cold-stunned sea turtles

Cape Cod school students live close to where world-renowned sea turtle rescue work happens, and yet many are unaware of it or know little about it. But the sanctuary’s education staff is changing that, one classroom at a time.

Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Volunteer Heather Pilchard rescues a Kemp’s ridley on Great Island
Volunteer Heather Pilchard rescuing a Kemp’s ridley on Great Island

The weather conditions that signal the start of stranding season arrived in November, and our volunteers began finding cold-stunned sea turtles. To date, more than 350 turtles have been rescued.