Texas Cold Stunned Turtle Update 11/20/2014

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Via Donna Shaver Additional cold stunned turtles were reported for yesterday (November 19); the revised tally is 46 cold stunned turtles recorded in Texas yesterday. No cold stunned turtles have been reported so far today (November 20). Numbers of cold stunned turtles found in Texas since this event began include: November 18 - 12 November 17 - 8 November 16 – 0 November 15 – 31 November 14 – 85 November 13 - 2. All were green turtles except for one loggerhead and one Kemp’s ridley turtle, both found alive. Area Total Galveston Area/ Inshore 3 Lavaca/San Antonio Bay 28 Copano Bay 2 Mustang Island/Aransas Pass 4 Upper Laguna Madre/Corpus Christi Bay 75 Padre Island National Seashore Gulf Beach 0 Lower Laguna Madre 72 Boca Chica Beach 0 TOTAL 184 Condition Total Alive 179 Dead 5 TOTAL 184 Thank you to staff and volunteers from the National Park Service, ARK, Sea Turtle, Inc., Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Sea World San Antonio, NOAA-Fisheries, Texas Sea Life Center, Texas Master Naturalists, Gladys Porter Zoo, University of Texas, other organizations, and private citizens for their help to find, document, rehabilitate, and release cold stunned turtles on the Texas coast this year. turtle


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