Cold-Stunned Sea Turtles are Washing Up on Jersey Shore

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BRIGANTINE, N.J. -

After the freezing temperatures on Thanksgiving, sea turtles have begun washing up along the Jersey shore cold-stunned.

And as things continue to cool down, it's possible more turtles will wash up on shore, so officials with the Marine Mammal Stranding Center (MMSC) are asking everyone at the Jersey shore to keep an eye out.

Stranding Center officials are asking that if you visit your local beach to take a walk, pick up some litter and keep an eye out for any stranded sea turtles.

If you come across one, do not attempt to warm the turtle or move it as you may end up doing more harm than good.

Simply call the MMSC immediately at 609-266-0538 even if you think it is dead.

To learn more about sea turtles visit mmsc.org.

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