Cold Stunned Sea Turtles
This past week, as temperatures dropped, thousands of cold-stunned sea turtles were pulled from both the waters and shores of the Laguna Madre in an effort to rehabilitate them from their stunned state and safely return them to their natural habitat once the water had warmed again. Many members of the community witnessed these turtles washed ashore, and took matters into their own hands, locating and rescuing these endangered sea creatures in any way possible.
Turtles that were collected by the public were then taken to Sea Turtle Inc. where they were cared for through the cold-storm. On February 21st, over 2,000 of these turtles were able to be released back into the water. Check out Sea Turtle Inc’s release video below!