A green sea turtle was found stranded and upside down on Daytona Beach. The turtle, described as lethargic and emaciated, is now being cared for at the Ponce Inlet Marine Science Center’s sea turtle hospital. The video captured the turtle being turned on its right side by a witness before being taken to the center for treatment.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FVC) has emphasized the importance of not disturbing sea turtles on Florida beaches during the busy summer months. Any disturbance or distraction can have a negative effect on the turtles, such as causing them to return to the ocean prematurely or be taken out of the water. FVC advises against using flashlights, flash photography or video equipment around sea turtles as this may interfere with their natural behavior.

If anyone comes across a stranded or dead sea turtle, witnesses someone disturbing a sea turtle or its nest, or sees a hatchling moving away from the water, FVC recommends calling its Law Enforcement Division. The hotline number is 1-888-404-FVCC (3922) or *FVC (*392). More information on how to help protect sea turtles can be found on the FVC website.

This incident serves as a reminder of the importance of respecting and protecting sea turtles while enjoying Florida’s beaches during the summer season.

By Samantha Johnson

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