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USGS scientists coordinate the rescue of over 60 sea turtles in cold weather snap

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Margaret Lamont, a U.S. Geological Survey research biologist who has studied sea turtles for nearly 30 years, prepares a cold-stunned sea turtle for transport during a mass rescue event near St. Joseph Bay, Florida January 23, 2024. Water temperatures below 50 degrees Fahrenheit can be fatal to cold-blooded sea turtles, and about 60 were transported from St. Joseph Bay to Gulf World Marine Institute for rehabilitation and medical treatment January 17-24, 2024. 


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