Reprinted from the Outer Banks Voice
The chilliest temperatures of the season are expected at the end of the week, and that could be bad news for sea turtles still in our coastal waters.
Staff members at the Sea Turtle Assistance and Rehabilitation Center at the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island say they are prepared for the possibility of another major cold-stunning event.
Last January, the center was inundated with hundreds of cold-stunned turtles when water temperatures rapidly dropped.
Center staff say they have plenty of supplies, like towels and totes, that were donated last winter. But their biggest need still is money to help buy medications and medical supplies.
Donations can be made online at ncaquariums.com/roanoke-island; use the code SEATURTLE2016.
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