Susan and Steve Ahern were already on the case. In 2009, they had founded the Sea Isle Terrapin Rescue in Sea Isle City, New Jersey.
Their volunteers rescue hatchlings that fall into storm drains. They put up fencing on roads and patrol streets to help turtles cross safely. The volunteers also build nesting boxes so the turtles have a safe place to lay their eggs.
In 2021, these boxes provided protection for 365 terrapin babies. Steve estimates that his organization has helped more than 3,000 diamondback terrapins over the past 10 years!