Get to know some animals that call the Jersey Shore home.

 

Pilings and artificial reef balls provide fish, sharks, and turtles a home.  The dull coloring of these animals acts as camouflage to help them hide from predators. Look for Ace our Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle. Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles are the most endangered of the seven species of sea turtles. Did you know that AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums protect some of the world’s most endangered animals? Check out our local conservation partner Sea Turtle Recovery at seaturtlerecovery.org and become a champion for sea turtles. Opting to skip the straw, using reusable bags, and bringing your own water bottle are also a few ways you can make a difference for her wild cousins.