Saturday, January 9, 2010
Extreme Cold Causes Sea Turtle Deaths
During a severe cold snap in 1989, dozens of hypothermic green sea turtles were rescued and cared for in recovery pools at SeaWorld Orlando for about 10 weeks. Twenty one years later things are worse. Over 100 Sea Turtles have been recovered from Florida's Space Coast and are recovering in tanks spread out all over the state. Some Sea Turtles are not so lucky, these four Greens lost their fight to survive. My observence today was that if it is in the wild it is being comprimised today. Hopefully it will warm a little before we lose much. If you observe any turtles on the beach call the US Fish and Wildlife Service at 800-344-WILD.