New Jersey Beach Walkers - Please Keep an Eye Out for Sea Turtles!

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NOAA Fisheries - New England - Mid Atlantic Bulletin

November 16, 2019

Watch Out for Turtles on NJ Beaches!

The recent cold snap has caused a sudden uptick in the number of cold-stunned sea turtles washing up on beaches in northern, NJ - particularly Sandy Hook and Long Beach Island. We are asking all individuals walking these beaches, and beaches throughout the northeast, to report stranded turtles immediately to our stranding hotline at 866-755-6622. Responders from our Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network are standing by to help!

Please keep pets away from these turtles since they are in a severely distressed state. If possible, please move them above the high tide line and cover lightly with seaweed and stand by the animal until a trained responder arrives. We greatly appreciate your assistance in helping us save these endangered animals.

Cold-stunned sea turtle receiving a pre-flight check-up


Media: Contact Allison Ferreira, Regional Office, (978) 609-1604