Cold Stunned Turtle Update 1/17/2015

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Via Dr. Donna Shaver (17 January 2015), 14 cold stunned green turtles were found on the Texas coast. Only three of the 14 were found alive and most of the dead turtles were found in a remote area that we had not been able to search until yesterday. So far during the 2014-2015 cold stunning season (which began on 13 November 2014), the following cold stunned sea turtles have been found in Texas: Area Total Galveston Area/ Inshore 68 Lavaca/San Antonio Bay 35 Port O’Connor 1 Copano Bay 7 San Jose Island 2 Mustang Island/Aransas Pass 45 Upper Laguna Madre/Corpus Christi Bay 407 Padre Island National Seashore Gulf Beach 3 Lower Laguna Madre 110 TOTAL 678 Condition Total Alive 503 Dead 175 TOTAL 678 All were green turtles except for two loggerheads, one Kemp’s ridley, and one hawksbill turtle.


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