Endangered cold sea turtles flown from New England to Florida aquariums

Endangered cold sea turtles flown from New England to Florida aquariums

On Friday, the Coast Guard airplanes flew over two dozen endangered sea turtles distressed by cold waters along New England’s Cape Cod coast to a number of Florida aquariums, including SeaWorld Orlando and the Volusia County Marine Science Center.

According to a report from the Daytona Beach News Journal, 20 Kemp's Ridley sea turtles flown in from New England were taken to SeaWorld Orlando; while five huge loggerhead turtles were taken to the Volusia County Marine Science Center. In addition, some turtles were also taken to three other aquariums in Florida.

About shifting the sea turtles temporarily to the Florida aquariums, the spokesman of the New England Aquarium revealed that the number of endangered and federally protected sea turtles which have received treatment for cold stress has touched a record high this year.

Meanwhile, with regard to the mass standings of the cold sea turtles, SeaWorld said that since the weather in November was unusually warm, the migration of the turtles to warmer waters had got delayed. As such, when there was a sudden drop in the ocean temperatures, most of the turtles developed hypothermia and were washed ashore.

With the endangered cold sea turtles now having escaped the bitter cold, there recovery is currently underway at the Florida rehabilitation facilities; with the turtles to be returned to their natural New England habitats once the ocean waters become warm again.


FrenchTribune Specials

Couch potatoes can’t give time excuses anymore

Couch potatoes can’t come up with any excuse now, as a latest Canadian research has challenged that only 60 seconds of high-intensity exercise can improve your health to the extent match able to 45 minutes of a moderate exercises. This means now you can’t come up with the excuse that you don’t have time.

Study author Martin Gibala, a...

Most Popular

DOJ: Apple’s help is no longer needed in unlocking iPhone in NY drug case

According to a BuzzFeed News report, the US Department...

VW announces US deal resulting from diesel emissions scandal

On Thursday, beleaguered German automaker Volkswagen AG...

Microsoft posts $20.5B quarterly revenue; “the intelligent cloud” segment hit $6

At its quarterly earnings call on Thursday, software...

Microsoft to stop manufacturing new Xbox 360 consoles

In an announcement made via a blog post on Wednesday,...

Poll

Can Greece Come out of Economic Problems: