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Cold Stun Sea Turtle Monitoring

December 11, 2022 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Please note, this event is for registered for Nature Initiative members only. To learn more about our youth program, click here.

Join us for a beach walk with AMCS to scan the area for stranded/cold stunned sea turtles. This is the time of year where sea turtles should be migrating offshore to deeper waters or down south for the winter and sometimes they become exposed to our cold waters for too long and end up getting hypothermic or “cold stunned”. AMCS staff rely on public engagement and often receive reports of cold stunned or stranded animals in the marine environment. We don’t know what’s out there unless we are prepared to look for it!

We will meet in front of the pavilion at West Meadow Beach (left side after you enter the parking lot)


Volunteers did a mock turtle stranding exercise over the summer


What to bring/further instructions:

  • Please dress warm and wear layers- it is often colder on the beach!
  • Sneakers or closed toed shoes comfortable for walking on the sand
  • Water bottle



December 11, 2022
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Event Category:


Nature Initiative


West Meadow Beach
Trustees Road
Stony Brook, NY 11790 United States
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