The Two Oceans Aquarium is appealing to Capetonian beachgoers to keep an eye open for a number of juvenile loggerhead turtles that are washing up on shores.
The aquarium's Renée Leeuwner explains that after the little sea turtles are hatched between December and February, they often end up in the wrong ocean currents.
Leeuwner says that the cold water along the Cape coast results in weakness and deteriorating body functions.
She advises that one the turtles wash up onto the beaches, they require extended veterinary and physical care.
If it's found on a Cape Town beach, it needs vet care.— Renée Leeuwner, Communications and Media Executive at the Two Oceans Aquarium
She offers the following advice:
1. do not put it back in the water
2. keep them dry and off wet sand
3. place them in a container with enough ventilation
4. keep them at room temperature
5. contact the Two Oceans Aquarium to arrange a drop-off or pick-up
You can reach Two Oceans Aquarium at 021 4183823.
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