The Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town has warned that the incidence of turtles…

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The Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town has warned that the incidence of turtles stranding along Western Cape beaches increase as the winter months approach. Juvenile turtles, mainly loggerheads, are swept down from the northern coast of KwaZulu-Natal where they hatch, into the Agulhas current and are washed ashore by stormy seas. They are often in a weak condition, having been exposed to cold water and are suffering from dehydration. The Aquarium’s Renee Leeuwner says the first stranded hatchlings have already been found. She has appealed to beach goers to keep their eyes open for possible further strandings. “Please put the turtle in a container with air holes. Do not put the turtle back into the water. Those turtles all need rehabilitation and better veterinary care. Ensure that they are kept an room temperature that they aren’t exposed to drafts and get the turtle to the aquarium as quickly as possible.” Leeuwner says turtles can be delivered to Turtle Network Points which can be found on their website www.aquarium.co.za


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