Endangered Sea Turtles Cold-Stunned By Cold Florida Waters

Posted on January 9, 2010

Sea Turtle Rescued From Cold Weather


The Arctic blast that has most of the country in a frigid vice grip is taking its toll on endangered sea turtles. Since January 6, nearly 100 "cold-stunned" sea turtles from Florida to North Carolina have taken shelter at SeaWorld Orlando's Rescue and Rehabilitation Center. Cold stun is a condition that causes sea turtles to become lethargic and float to the surface due to extreme cold water temperatures.

NASA scientists are also trying to rescue hundreds of turtles from the cold waters off Cape Canaveral, Florida. You can see some of the sea turtles being cared for by Sea World and NASA scientists in the videos below.