Posted by: Sandy Steinman | February 17, 2021

People are rescuing thousands of ‘cold-stunned’ sea turtles in Texas

The Guardian reports

People are rescuing thousands of ‘cold-stunned’ sea turtles in Texas

A convention center has come to aid these latest victims of severe winter weather: ‘We had trailers full yesterday that had 80, 100, 50’

Thousands of sea turtles suffering from the effects of the severe weather in Texas are laid out to recover at the South Padre Island convention center. Photograph: Miguel Roberts/AP Associated Press Wed 17 Feb 2021 22.03 GMT 142 Residents, some of whom lack heat or basic amenities in their own homes due to the unusually chilly weather, have been rescuing cold-stunned sea turtles and taking them to a convention center in a south Texas resort town.

“Every 15 minutes or less there’s another truck or SUV that pulls up,” said Ed Caum, executive director of the South Padre Island Convention and Visitors Bureau, to the Associated Press on Wednesday.

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