STUNNED: Nearly 200 sea turtles rescued

first_img Share RelatedFarewell, Friends!54 sea turtles returned to the wild By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press [email protected] With much fanfare, celebration and applause, staff and volunteers from Sea Turtle Inc. (STI) released 54 rehabilitated Atlantic green sea turtles back into the wild last Thursday. STI rescued nearly 200 of the animals after a…January 20, 2017In “News”Over 170 ‘stunned’ sea turtles rescued from frigid watersBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press [email protected] Several local agencies sprang into action this week as temperatures began to drop. Staff and volunteers from Sea Turtle Inc. (STI), Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, and even local residents, all pitched in as over 170 cold-stunned Atlantic green sea turtles were rescued…January 5, 2018In “News”SHELL-SHOCKED: Cold weather blamed for turtles washed up on coastBy ESTEVAN MEDRANO Port Isabel-South Padre Press [email protected] The drastic weather shift is being cited as the cause of 69 Atlantic green turtles washed ashore on the South Padre Island bay side. Texas Parks and Wildlife collected them and handed them off to caretakers of Sea Turtle Inc. near the Isla…November 20, 2014In “News” By DINA ARÉVALOPort Isabel-South Padre [email protected] 200 sea turtles were rescued after a powerful cold front blew through the Laguna Madre region last weekend.Staff and volunteers at Sea Turtle Inc. (STI) rescued a total of 191 Atlantic green sea turtles that had been cold-stunned when the water temperature in the Laguna Madre plummeted due to the fast-moving weather system.“The last few days we had weather in the 30s and 40s. When that happens there’s always the potential that we’re going to have a cold stun event,” said STI educator Khrystyne Jamerson Wednesday. “These sea turtles are reptiles; they’re cold-blooded animals, so their body temperature is going to match the temperature of their environment,” she said.For some species of sea turtles, cold weather drives them farther out into the open ocean, where the temperatures remain warmer. For Atlantic greens, however, which mainly stay in the shallow waters of the bay in order to feed on sea grasses, there’s nowhere to go. The entire body of water becomes chilled, putting the animals into a catatonic state. “They go into shock, they start floating at the surface. They become really lethargic and they get washed up on the beach,” Jamerson said.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here.last_img read more

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All systems go for Sheedy

first_imgNew Tipperary Senior hurling manager Liam Sheedy is putting the finishing touches to his preparations for the coming season.Having tasted All Ireland glory in his first stint at the helm the Portroe native is hungry for more success with the Premier.He told Tipp FM Sport he and his backroom team are in the process of putting the panel together.last_img

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