Sea turtle found dead on Keewaydin; What to do if you find one stranded or in need

Published: April 27, 2022 3:59 PM EDT
Sea turtle found at Keewaydin (CREDIT: Sue Car)

Staff from Rookery Bay responded to a sea turtle found dead on Keewaydin Island Tuesday.

Sue Car found the marine reptile at the water’s edge and reported it. She said she couldn’t tell what happened and didn’t see any signs of trauma.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission website explains what to do if you see a sea turtle; “If you come across a sea turtle that is stranded or dead; a hatchling that is wandering in a road, parking lot; or directions other than the water; or if you see someone disturbing a nest or turtle, call the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Division of Law Enforcement at 1-888-404-FWCC or *FWC from your cell phone.”

LINK: What to do if You See a Sea Turtle (FWC)