“Exhausted” 270 pound sea turtle rescued after stranding in Avalon [video]

    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

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