Residents of Texas are still feeling the effects of an intense winter storm that moved through the United States last week, The Associated Press reports, was responsible for at least 69 fatalities across the country -- and wildlife is suffering from the extreme cold as well, causing a turtle rescue to go underway in the state.
A massive sea turtle rescue was underway in Texas after extreme weather in the state has led the sea creatures to become stunned by the cold.
Sea turtles are ectothermic, or cold-blooded creatures, meaning they cannot regulate their own body heat. If the water they inhabit drops below 50 degrees Fahrenheit like it did during the extreme cold in Texas this week, the turtles develop hypothermia and become lethargic and unable to swim, according to the U.S. National Park Service.
Posted by: Stavanger1 (735 posts)
Feb 21, 2021, 14:25
Its that time again.
Posted by: becs (2249 posts)
Feb 21, 2021, 14:56
I’ve seen the reports about the Sea Turtles, Mozart.
They’re doing a wonderful job in trying to rescue the poor creatures.