WATCH: Officials rescue over 200 cold-stunned sea turtles off Florida coast
FLORIDA- The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has rescued over 200 sea turtles this past week.
The sea turtles have been suffering from freezing temperatures.
"Sea turtles are one species that can be affected by cold weather. When the water temperatures drop, stunned sea turtles may float listlessly in the water on or near shore. Although these turtles may appear to be dead, they are often still alive," the FWC said.
After undergoing health assessments, the turtles will be released into the Gulf of Mexico within the next week or two.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Police: 2 dead, 4 hurt after gunfire broke out as people left...
BRPD searching for suspects targeting and shooting police units
Club patrons won't let storms stop their fun
Nakamoto: Emails show State Police looked at ways to limit liability after...
More people adopting 'do it yourself' mentality as neighbors help clear drainage...