Field School: Sea Turtle and Marine Animal Strandings

Sponsored by Wellfleet Bay


3 classes (show schedule)
Fri, Nov 20, 2020
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sat, Nov 21, 2020
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sun, Nov 22, 2020
8:00 am - 4:00 pm


Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, South Wellfleet MA






Nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices.

Sea Turtle and Marine Animal Strandings
A Cape Cod Field School for Adults
3-day course

In late fall, sea turtles that have lingered in Cape Cod Bay succumb to dropping water temperatures, become cold-stunned, and wash ashore on bayside beaches. Team up with staff to patrol beaches in search of cold-stunned sea turtles and aid in their rescue, assist with data collection, and prepare live turtles for transport to the New England Aquarium. Often other stranded marine wildlife are encountered, including ocean sunfish, which provides unique insight into the natural history and biology of our coastal region. While strandings can't be predicted or guaranteed, this program offers a unique experience and perspective. Field trips are timed with the tides and may require early morning and/or late night adventures.

Instructions and Directions:

Advance registration is required and is accepted on-line, over the phone, or through the mail. Payment in full is due upon registration. Upon registration you will receive a confirmation letter, then 2-3 weeks in advance of your course you will receive an email with detailed information related to the class.

Cancellations must be received in writing (via email or regular mail) 30 days before starting date to receive a full refund (less a $50 nonrefundable administration fee per registrant).

Cancellation received less than 30 days before starting date may result in forfeit of entire course fee. If we can fill your spot with another registration then your balance is returned, less the $50 nonrefundable administration fee. The sanctuary reserves the right to cancel any course with a full refund to registrants.

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Registration is required.
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For more information, contact:

P.O. Box 236, State Highway Rte. 6
South Wellfleet, MA 02663