Rescuing Sea Turtles from the Cold

A photo of a cold-stunned sea turtle in shallow water.

Detailed Description

When water temperatures drop below 50 degrees Fahrenheit (10 degrees Celsius), cold-blooded sea turtles, like this Kemp’s ridley, can become cold-stunned. They are unable to swim or even raise their heads out of the water to breathe, which can lead to drowning. Photo by Margaret Lamont, USGS


Image Dimensions: 1050 x 856

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Location Taken: US