sea-turtle-rescue-pile-blair-witherington.jpgUpward of 4,000 sea turtles were rescued within days of a severe cold snap hitting Florida, which stunned the turtles into a chilled catatonic state of submission.

Along the shore and throughout inland waterways from the Panhandle all the way down to the Keys, the majority of turtles that floated helplessly were saved thanks to the efforts of organizations like the National Marine Fisheries Service and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, as well as local agencies and individuals.

Even tourists rolled up their sleeves…

(Continue reading at the NY Times)

Sea turtle rescue photo, by Blair Witherington

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