Meet Crush

Meet Crush

Add this little guy to the list of the new and unusual creatures that have graced our waters and shores this summer and autumn. We have named him CRUSH!

A lot of you know George Bossi, or Coach Bossi as he is affectionately known as. He and some other individuals were on the beach today near the jetties when they happened upon this little sea turtle. George called us at the shop, he brought the turtle into the shop, we called the Parker River Wildlife Refuge, Garreth and the biologist from the  PRWR came in to see the little guy. Next call was put into the Ashley at the Seacoast Science Center at Odiorne Point State Park  up in Rye NH. She came down to pick up the little guy and take him to the New England Aquarium. He was pretty lethargic and had a few scrapes and some sand up his nose which was most likely caused by being bounced around in the rough surf. He was found on the inside of the jetties so that means he was also tossed around in through the mouth of the Merrimac. Not a place any of of us would want to try and swim. So Ashley was pleased he was taken in and they were called. The NEA will take him in, run some tests, and get him the rest he needs for now. We are hoping that he will regain his strength and soon be on his merry way to wherever he was headed before the mouth of the Mighty Merrimac sucked him in.






Ashley just sent us this update:

Crush is a green sea turtle. Definitely a bit thin, low blood sugar. Not sure exactly what is going on yet, but his temp wasn’t indicative of cold stunned yet. But it’s definitely good that he was found and brought in! He got some antibiotics, fluids, and a little swim time! They are definitely hopeful. Thank you for keeping him safe until I got there to give him a ride to the aquarium!

Good luck Crush..we are rooting for you!


Team Surfland





Liz Cowie
  • Kirk farrell
    Posted at 20:05h, 02 October

    My family helped George rescue the green turtle today. Earlier we thought someone had stolen our tackle box and pole from the beach while we were walking and reported it to officer Gareth Williams. He called later to inform us that it had been turned in by someone who thought they were abandoned. Surfland will store the fishing equipment till we get down next week. My faith in humans has been restored, peace of the lord be with you all, George, Martha, Mike an Gareth, Kirk Farrell

  • Eddy LHeureux
    Posted at 09:32h, 03 October

    Wow this is so cool, good thing George was there to pick him up.

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 14:18h, 06 October

    We are very sorry to have to report that Crush did not survive. There is going to be a necropsy and if we hear anything from Ashley we will pass it along as to a reason. We are so sad.

  • DaleH
    Posted at 18:24h, 07 October

    As my youngest said … A W E S O M E!

  • Steve
    Posted at 14:50h, 09 October

    poor little guy

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