Frozen sea turtle washes up on Long Beach Island

Ridley's sea turtle

AVALON ZAPPO / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY – A frozen sea turtle washed up on Long Beach Island earlier this month as temperatures dipped during a cold snap.

Bob Schoelkopf, founding director of the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine, said one turtle was found along the shore Nov. 17 with its body not functioning.

It happens every year, Schoelkopf said, when sea turtles begin migrating to warmer, southern areas before winter …

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