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How do you save 3500 sea turtles from the cold?
Texas is having a major cold snap. Many are without power and people are suffering.  With the drop in temperature, the ocean temperature drops and sea turtles get cold shocked. This can be fatal without help. People brought turtles into Sea Turtle Inc. When they had no more room, the San Padre Island Convention Center opened its doors. They have taken in 3500 turtles so far. People showed u with one or two turtles, people showed up with dozens. People are still showing up.
Some of these people lack power in their own homes, but they recognize the danger the turtles are in.  
The convention centre has power so they are able to bring the temperature up the 60F. It will be days before it is warm enough to release the turtles. Sadly not all of them will make it. At least they all have a chance.

For those of us who are not familiar with cold stunning:

I am impressed with the efforts of people to save the turtles. It would be cold  out there on the beaches. Dragging desperate freezing turtles from the cold waters is heroic. I just hope most of the turtles survive. That is a lot of turtles and the future of the species could be effected by the outcome of this rescue. 

More turtle news:
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There are more videos of the turtles and there are many more turtles.

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We know not all the turtles will survive, but it won't be for lack of trying.  Think of how cold it must be to be out there wading in the water looking for turtles. This is an incredibly heroic effort. These people are amazing. They have my respect.
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