Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Sea Turtle Strandings

Amanda Bryant, coordinator of the turtle program at SCCF, said that CROW's new clinic is a great help in housing rescued turtles until the weather warms up, and urges people who notice turtles floating to call CROW at 472-3644 or Amanda Bryant at SCCF can be reached for help in rescuing a floating turtle at 470-3360. Even if they aren't moving, they may still be alive, but they need treatment quickly.

CROW is currently caring for several different types of sea turtles. Anyone who wants to help support CROW's medical efforts with a donation, may call 395-0050.

Further north in the Gulf, there are even more strandings. More than 1,000 sea turtles statewide have been affected by the cold temperatures, according to the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute of Florida's Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.



1 comment:

Snowbird said...

CROW apparently got in about 6 or 7 turtles this week. The Turtle Hospital in Marathon took in 162 in 3 days!!!