Jersey Proud: Group goes out looking for injured turtles out during nesting season

Stockton University's Terrapin Rescue Project released some photos of rehabbed turtles being released back into the wild.

News 12 Staff

Jun 27, 2024, 2:41 AM

Updated 15 days ago


There's a group of people driving the roads in South Jersey right now looking for turtles. From now through the end of July, it's nesting season and the turtles are on the move. Sadly, some are getting stranded on roads or hit by cars.
Some of the injured ones were just released. Stockton University's Terrapin Rescue Project released some photos. A group of kindergartners got the honor of releasing rehabbed turtles back into the wild.
The turtles are small - only a couple of inches long. They're all over the place right now in towns like Ocean City, Avalon and Stone Harbor. Those at the Stockton Animal Lab find and rehab between 500 and 1,000 turtles every year. The kids helped get them back where they belonged.

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