After the devastating storm that hit Texas, cold-stunned sea turtles are released back into the Gulf. When Texas experienced storm Uri, Sea Turtle Inc, a sea turtle shelter, couldn’t balance the water at a normal temperature due to lack of power.
The turtles needed to stay in the water at a normal temperature to ensure they stay safe. As of this time, so many sea turtles were “cold-stunned.” Cold-stunned describes a situation when cold-blooded animals are in a comatose state as a result of falling water temperatures.
Beachgoers, SpaceX rocket engineers, and community members volunteered to rescue these turtles by bringing over 5,000 turtles to hospitals owned by Sea Turtle Inc. The cold-blooded animal overflowed their premises and they had to create a nearby convention center where turtles lined up on sheets of tarpaulin.
They were placed in water kiddie pools for recovery since there was no power supply. The community volunteers made effort to prevent the Cold-stunning turtles from “Armageddon.” 2,200 turtles out of the 5,500 turtles returned to the sea two days ago, according to Sea Turtle Inc.
The rescue shelter maintains that a lot of work has to be done, but there are passionate about rescuing these animals.