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Cold Stun Turtle Talk

August 27, 2022 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge
Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex Visitor Center
340 Smith Rd, Shirley, NY 11967
Julia Hanzl
631 - 286 - 0485

Cold stunning is a condition like hypothermia that is brought on when cold-blooded sea turtles
are in water temperatures below 50F. Since cold stunning is a condition that slows movements of
afflicted sea turtles, which causes the animals to wash ashore on New York beaches. Left
unnoticed, this condition can become fatal. The New York Marine Rescue Center (NYMRC)
needs your help! The sooner these turtles are found and reported to the NYMRC, the higher their
chance of survival. Participants of this presentation will be invited to attend a training session to
become a part of our volunteer sea turtle monitoring program for the upcoming cold stun season.

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