45 cold-stunned sea turtles being treated in Mississippi
December 20, 2020
GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — Seventy-five endangered sea turtles are being treated in Mississippi and Louisiana after being rescued from New England beaches where they washed up, injured and sick from the cold.
They're Kemp's ridley sea turtles, the world's smallest and most endangered sea turtles.
Twenty-five are being treated at the Mississippi Aquarium and 20 at the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies, which are about 5.5 miles (9 kilometers) apart in Gulfport.
Another 30 are being treated at the Audubon Nature Institute in New Orleans.
More than 800 turtles have been stranded in New Engla...