Cold Stunned Sea Turtles
The Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation
Thursday, October 5, 6:30pm
Sea turtles inhabit New York waters during the summer and fall before heading south to safe, warmer waters. When cold-blooded sea turtles are in water temperatures below 50 degrees F, a condition called cold stunning slows their movements. Afflicted sea turtles get washed ashore onto beaches. Cold stunning, if left unnoticed, can become fatal. The sooner these animals are found and reported to the Foundation, the higher their chance for survival!