Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Florida's Long Cold Spell

The unusually long spell of cold weather we've been having in Florida has had a big impact on sea turtles. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has been working on a mass rescue effort for sea turtles throughout the state. More than 2,000 sea turtles have been rescued so far.

A manatee died this morning on a Marco Island beach after stranding itself, likely as a result of cold water temperatures.

Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation sent this information out in an email today and you can also read it at this site.

Mass hospitalization for Keys sea turtles.

Sea Turtles Being Released In Juno Beach.

St. Lucie nuclear plant hosting 120 sea turtles rescued from cold.

Shocked by the biting cold, dying turtles get new life; article and video.


bobbie said...

Poor things. I'm glad there is such a widespread effort going on.

bobbie said...

There's kind of a fun little video of baby sea turtle release at: