Friday, January 14, 2011

Cold-stunned sea turtles finding shelter at Gulf World Marine Park
Panama City Beach -- With much of the nation experiencing a cold weather snap, cold-stunned sea turtles are once again being brought to Gulf World Marine Park in Panama City Beach for rehabilitation.

On Thursday, 75 cold-stunned turtles arrived. Friday, 80 more were added to the ranks, with more on the way. Most of the turtles are coming from St. Joe Bay, where the large area of shallow water is more easily affected by cold weather. Volunteers and personnel from several organizations find cold-stunned turtles moving very slowly, or not at all, and work together to bring them to be rehabilitated at Gulf World Marine Park.

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