NSRI Jeffreys Bay and Bay World rescue stranded marine life

NOVEMBER 24, 2016

It has somewhat been a busy few days for the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) crew in Jeffreys Bay and the local Bay World staffers.

According to Ernie Schmidt, NSRI Jeffreys Bay deputy station commander, on the Monday, at 09h30, the NSRI Jeffreys Bay duty crew were requested to assist Bay World with a Greenback Turtle found on Main Beach, Jeffreys Bay.

"NSRI found the young turtle on a public beach and at danger of being harassed by domestic animals or the public and NSRI took the turtle into our care and delivered the turtle to Bay World, who will monitor the turtle and before relocating back to nature," described Schmidt.

"On Wednesday, at 06h00, NSRI Jeffreys Bay duty crew were again dispatched to Albatross Beach, Jeffreys Bay, to assist Bay World staff to capture an adult Cape Fur Seal and a Cape Fur Seal pup that were found on the public beach."

The two seals were captured safely and relocated to a remote beach on the Eastern side of Kabaljou's without incident.