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More than 100 turtles saved after Texas cold snap

Published On: Jan 09 2014 08:31:39 AM CST
Updated On: Jan 09 2014 08:31:47 AM CST


Experts say more than 100 green sea turtles have been rescued after this week's cold weather in South Texas left them paralyzed.
Most of the reptiles discovered Tuesday were in the upper part of the Laguna Madre. National Park Service spokeswoman Donna Shaver said green sea turtles have been making a comeback in the Galveston area.
Shaver said more than 500 cold-stunned green sea turtles have been located since Nov. 25 but nearly 100 of the creatures were dead or died later.
Shaver said the 101 turtles found this week were discovered by federal and state officials and a few volunteers. Cold-stunned turtles are taken to parks, zoos or other rescue facilities to be warmed.