Rescued Sea Turtles will spend the winter on Jekyll Island

Ten cold and sick sea turtles that were rescued Thursday night in Florida found themselves taking a three hour van ride to the the Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island.

By Friday morning, all ten had been examined and were being treated, including swimming in warm mini-pools to bring up their body temperature.  The turtles brought to Georgia are among a group of about 100 turtles found near death near Cape Canaveral.  (the other 90 turtles are being cared for by rescue agencies in Florida.)

“The ten we took were basically suffering from hypothermia,“ says Dr. Terry Norton, wildlife veterinarian at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center.  “They were lethargice and we have been trying to bring up their body temperature. “

Read full story HERE.

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About Candace M Hansen

Wildlife advocate, conservationist and environmentalist.
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