Today's Wilmington Star reports that numerous juvenile sea turtles have recently been caught off guard by a quick drop in ocean temps. The cold water has caused some turtles to suffer from hypothermia which greatly impairs their ability to do what they are pre-wired to do...head for warmer waters.
The lucky ones have been washing up on area shorelines where they at least have a chance of being rescued. The steadfast volunteers at the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center in Topsail, NC have been busy taking in numerous turtles and providing medical care.
If you happen across one of these unfortunate sea turtles, please contact the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue center at 910-328-3377 or at 910-328-1716.