Jersey Shore Marine Mammal Center Says To Watch Out For Sea Turtles
The Marine Mammal Stranding Center of Brigantine is urging shore residents and visitors to scan the beach for frozen sea turtles.
They're asking for you to be diligent if you're someone who frequents the beach even in the blistery weather that we've been enduring lately. If you come across a sea turtle that appears to be frozen solid, don't assume it's dead, South Jersey! Basically, the turtles are stunned from the cold since they're most comfortable in temperatures between 75-85 degrees.
It's important to note that you should NOT handle the turtles yourself. The best thing to do is call the Marine Mammal Stranding Center at 609-266-0538, and THEY will transport them. Since these sea turtles are endangered species, it's illegal for non-permitted individuals to touch them and you could be fined.
Again, if you come across one call the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine, NJ at 609-266-0538.