Rescued sea turtle (August, 2012) photo/The Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation.

The Suffolk Times: Program these digits into your phone: (631-369-9829).

That’s the number of the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation, and you never know when you’re going to need it.

That’s what James Sullivan of the New York State Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle program told a small group of attendees last week at the first of 4 cold-stunned sea turtle lectures being presented this month and next at Long Island Aquarium.

“You never know when you’re going to come upon a sea turtle, seal or another marine creature washed up on a beach,” Mr. Sullivan said. When that happens, you’ll need the number of the Riverhead Foundation, the only entity in New York state certified to rescue stranded marine animals.

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