sea turtles have stranded on New York shores this year. Yesterday's leatherback
sea turtle that washed up in Fort Salonga was the 9th to have been found with
evidence of a vessel strike. Please be aware when on the water that these animals
are sharing our seas! If you do spot a sea turtle swimming, please give it
Read more on Atlantic Marine Conservation Society's sea turtle responses
in the Newsday article on their Facebook page. A special thank you to the Smithtown
Department of Public Safety and the Smithtown Animal Shelter for their support in
yesterday's response efforts!
If you see an injured or deceased marine mammal
or sea turtle, please call the NYS Stranding Hotline immediately at (631)369-9829.