People are rescuing thousands of ‘cold-stunned’ sea turtles in Texas


A convention center has come to aid these latest victims of severe winter weather: ‘We had trailers full yesterday that had 80, 100, 50’

Residents, some of whom lack heat or basic amenities in their own homes due to the unusually chilly weather, have been rescuing cold-stunned sea turtles and taking them to a convention center in a south Texas resort town.

“Every 15 minutes or less there’s another truck or SUV that pulls up,” said Ed Caum, executive director of the South Padre Island Convention and Visitors Bureau, to the Associated Press on Wednesday.

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