Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Endangered Sea Turtles Rescued Off Cape Beaches

This is the time of year when the declining Bay water temperatures take their toll on the turtle population. The hook of Cape Cod blocks a number of turtles from their trip south as they follow the warm water's retreat as winter approaches. Unfortunately, many turtles die from hypothermia as they are forced to survive in water considerably colder than they are accustomed to. Luckily, many come ashore in search of warmth only to be found by volunteers who save them from certain death. This year, the number of endangered Kemp’s Ridley turtles found on the Outer Cape's Bay beaches seems much higher than 'normal'. Catch the details in the following stories...

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