NASA Helps Rescue 800 Sea Turtles

Florida has been suffering through one of it’s coldest winters in recent decades and people are not the only ones feeling the chilling effects.  Wildlife, unused to such extreme cold, have been desperately trying to survive the below normal temperatures. 

Last week lizards were seen falling from the trees as the cold caused them to slip into a death like hibernation, and now aquatic life is seeking the warmer refuge of inland waters.

Kennedy Space Center occupies the same land as the Merrit Island National Wildlife Refuge on Florida’s Space Coast.   Over 500 species, 15 of which are considered endangered, call this stretch of protected coastline home.

Read full story HERE.


About Candace M Hansen

Wildlife advocate, conservationist and environmentalist.
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2 Responses to NASA Helps Rescue 800 Sea Turtles

  1. Barberelli says:

    So horrible about the sea turtles and other animals dying from the cold! There were a couple of dead birds near by garage as if they were trying to get inside to keep warm. Hope the weather changes for the better soon for everyone.

  2. Paul Cowling says:

    I just had to say thanks a lot for posting this.

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