“It’s that time of year again, when the Two Oceans Aquarium starts to receive calls from concerned members of the public who come across stranded juvenile (and occasionally sub-adult) turtles on the beaches of the Western Cape. The turtles you may come across are most likely hatchlings and the size of your hand. They wash up on our beaches, suffering from hypothermia.”

What should you do if you find a stranded turtle. Click here to find out:

http://www.aquarium.co.za/blog/entry/stranded_turtles_what_to_do

Baby Loggerhead turtle found on Fish Hoek beach. Photo: Lewis Walter

Baby Loggerhead turtle found on Fish Hoek beach. Photo: Lewis Walter

Submitted by Evanne Rothwell

See also:

http://scenicsouth.co.za/2012/07/baby-loggerhead-turtles-overwinter-at-two-oceans-aquarium/