Help Save Sea Turtles on Our Beaches

Conservation, Nature Center, Volunteer

You can play an active role in saving sea turtles cold stunned on our Long Island beaches. During the summer, four different species of sea turtles feed off our shores: Green Sea Turtle, Loggerhead Sea Turtle, Leatherback Sea Turtle, and Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle. All are either threatened or endangered. Sadly, every fall, turtles that don’t head south soon enough can become “cold stunned” and unable to recover without help if water temperatures drop quickly.

Please join us on Saturday, Oct. 23, from 1:30-2:30 p.m., for a special conversation and training session with the experts at the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society in Hampton Bays. They are hoping to recruit people to walk the beaches during the fall to locate cold-stunned sea turtles.

Learn about the fascinating biology of sea turtles, how to tell our four species apart, how to tell if a sea turtle is in trouble, and how to report it.

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