A large sea turtle stranded along the shoreline early yesterday evening in Avalon.
The turtle was spotted by a man fishing on a jetty near 12th Street in the Cape May County municipality, according to a posting on the Seven Mile Times Facebook page.
A Marine Mammal Stranding Center truck arrived after police were called, and a group helped carry the sea turtle into the vehicle.
According to a release from the non-profit Brigantine-based marine mammal rehabilitation facility, the 270-pound female loggerhead was “exhausted.”
A veterinarian is scheduled to examine the sea turtle.
The organization relies solely on donations for its rescues and rehabilitation. Anyone interested in donating can visit www.mmsc.org.