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Report an Injured or Stranded Turtle

Found An injured Sea turtle?

How to help?

Please do not approach or touch any animals in distress.

call SCDNR's 24-hour hotline

Please be prepared to answer the following questions:
  • What is the exact location of the animal?
  • Is the turtle alive or dead?
  • What is the approximate size of the turtle?
  • Is the turtle marked with spray paint? (This may indicate that the turtle has been previously documented.)
  • What is the location of the closest access point to the turtle?
  • If the turtle is alive, please be prepared to stay with it until help arrives.