Volunteers have been rescuing “cold-stunned” sea turtles along the Texas coast. With frigid temperatures along the Gulf Coast of Texas, the cold-blooded sea turtles are very susceptible to cold-stunning, which leaves them lethargic, unable to move and at risk of drowning. Around 4,700 turtles have been rescued, and are being housed at the South Padre Island Convention Center. The turtles will be released back into the Gulf of Mexico when the temperatures reach 60 degrees Fahrenheit.

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