A Turtle’s Journey: Small Turtles of MA

By Aleksandra Ostojic She peeked her head out of the dirt as the morning sun wrapped her face like a warm blanket. Her head followed her body as she cautiously wormed out of the nest she had dug the night before for her first ever clutch of 24 eggs. Several nights had been spent in…

Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehab Resources

Where to Learn More About Sea Turtles & Turtle Rescue By Randolph Pfaff, live blue Service Corps Volunteer   Every autumn, the New England Aquarium gears up to rescue and rehabilitate cold-stunned sea turtles stranded along Massachusetts beaches. These efforts are critically important for the conservation of endangered Kemp’s Ridley, loggerhead, and leatherback sea turtles….

Service Corps Stories: Braving the Whale-storm, by Emily Cross

Emily Cross has been a Service Corps volunteer since September 2015 and has contributed over 80 hours of service towards protecting the blue planet! Amazing, considering some of her obstacles. Here is her story: “I’m scared of whales. Terrified actually. Have I ever seen a whale in real life? No. And I know there is…

Service Corps Stories: Adventures in Volunteering, by Irene Chang

Irene Chang, a Service Corps member since September 2015 and a Service Leader since April 2016, has logged just over 100 volunteer hours. Her experiences in both joining and leading projects has given her a great perspective on the workings of this program. Her story needs little introduction, so read on!   “I was exhausted, cold…

live blue Service Leader of the Year Award Winner: Sharon Lowe

The first two Service Corps awards went to two of our 700+ volunteers that have participated in the Service Corps since 2013. The final award was created to recognize one of our Service Leaders for going above and beyond the call of duty. Service Leaders go through an additional level of training to learn about…