Texas residents brave cold to rescue more than 4,000 endangered sea turtles from ‘cold stun’ as millions of residents face power outages


Dozens of residents in Texas’ South Padre Island beach town have braved the deadly winter storm to rescue endangered sea turtles.

Volunteers working with the local rescue group Sea Turtle, Inc. have taken more than 4,000 frozen turtles for rehabilitation at the town’s convention center, the Washington Post reported.

Conservationists hope to raise their body heat gradually as they lie on tarps and kiddie pools indoors.

Wendy Knight, the executive director of the rescue group, told the outlet that the situation is ‘unprecedented’ and she fears hundreds of them may have already succumbed to ‘cold stun.’

‘A cold stun like this could have the potential to wipe out decades of hard work, and we’re going through it with no power and a unique, more catastrophic challenge to our efforts,’ she told the outlet.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.

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