Cold-stunned sea turtles washing ashore in Texas by the dozens

PORT ARANSAS, Tex. - (KRIS) 'Cold stunned' sea turtles have been washing ashore these past few weeks in Port Aransas, Texas.

It's all a result of the last couple cold fronts that have moved through the coastal bend.

Dozens of green sea turtles, have been spotted and are now recovering at the A.R.K. Rehabilitation Center at the Marine Science Institute.

About 45 sea turtles were rescued after they were found frozen along parts of Laguna Madre. Tony Amos with A.R.K. says the culprit was this past weekend's cold weather that rolled in.

"It was too cold for sea turtles, I can tell you how many we've done this year 350 but in the cold stun event at least 60 or 70," Amos said.

Courtesy: NBC News Channel

 


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