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January 2010 Cold-Stunning Event

The unusually long spell of cold weather in Florida in January 2010 has had a big impact on sea turtles. The FWC has been working with staff from county, state, and federal agencies as well as numerous volunteers on a mass rescue effort for sea turtles throughout the state.



January 2010 Statewide Sea Turtle Cold-Stunning Event

The FWC is involved in a massive statewide effort to rescue sea turtles affected by the recent cold weather in Florida.

January 2010 Sea Turtle Cold Stunning Event Response Participants

Video: FWC Rescues Cold-stunned Sea Turtles in Florida

View a short video about the FWC efforts during the January 2010 sea turtle cold-stunning event.

Cold-Stunning of Florida's Sea Turtles

Low water temperatures can have a dramatic impact on Florida's sea turtles.

Press Release: Cold snap clouds contain a silver lining

Press Release: FWC: Report, but do not touch, dead or distressed sea turtles

Press Release: Sea turtle rescues continue in Florida waters

Press Release: Cold temperatures impact Florida fish and wildlife

Gallery

View images from the January 2010 Statewide Sea Turtle Cold-Stunning Event.


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