By CBS3 Staff

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBS) — More than 800 baby turtles are safe thanks to some quick thinking and a little innovation. Take a look at these photos from Stockton University.

The baby diamondback terrapins recently hatched and came across storm drains on streets in Ocean City, Ventnor and Margate.

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They’re small enough to slip through the cracks.

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When a group of people noticed, they came to the rescue, crafting a customer scooper from an aquarium net, attached to a bamboo pole.

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The turtles are now in a rescue program at Stockton University, where they’ll be cared for until they’re big enough to safely go back in the wild.