Sea Turtle strandings

The cold weather is likely going to result in cold-stunned turtles washing up on the beach. If you find a stranded sea turtle on the beach, please contact MA Audubon Wellfleet Bay at 
(508) 349 2615 ext. 6104

If you find a sea turtle…

  • Move it above the high tide line. Do not put it back in the water. Do not take it off the beach.
  • Cover it with dry wrack or seaweed.
  • Mark the spot with a piece of beach debris or draw an arrow in the sand

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