5 Sea Turtles Rescued in Mattituck, NY

A Kemps Ridley Sea Turtle like this one found in , photo courtesyWikimedia Commons
A Kemps Ridley Sea Turtle like this one found in , photo courtesyWikimedia Commons

Suffolk Times: This week’s dip in temperature caused 5 endangered sea turtles to become frozen to the point that they essentially became paralyzed before washing up on North Fork beaches — an annual phenomenon known as “cold-stunning.”

According to Rachel Bosworth of the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation, a cold-stunned Kemp’s ridley sea turtle was discovered late Wednesday [Jan. 13] by a passersby on Bailie’s Beach in Mattituck.

Read more about the sea turtles that washed up on Mattituck beaches.