40 endangered sea turtles were brought to Florida to warm up after suffering from 'cold stunning'

멸종 위기에 처한 40 마리의 바다 거북이 “차가운 기절” 매사추세츠 해안에서.

“차가운 기절” is a hypothermic reaction that occurs when sea turtles are exposed to cold water for a prolonged time.
The juvenile Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles were found stranded on New England beaches and were flown from Cape Cod to the Florida Keys. They arrived on Saturday afternoon to get warm and receive treatment, according to a news release from Florida Keys spokesman Andy Newman.
The trutles arrive in Florida from Cape Cod, 매사추세츠 주.

Hundreds of turtles are washing up on the beach,” Bette Zirkelbach, manager of the Turtle Hospital in Marathon, 플로리다, 말했다.
    More than the capacity that the aquariums up there can take care of, so they are being flown to the Turtle Hospital to warm up and have care for these critical animals.
    Kemp’s Ridley turtles are the smallest species of sea turtles, only measuring two feet in length and about 100 파운드, according to the US Fish and Wildlife Service. They are also the most endangered, and the FWS blames their decline primarily on human activities.
    40 young turtles were taken to get warmed up and cared for before hopefully being released back into the wild.

    “차가운 기절” can be harmful to the animals because it can cause turtles to stop eating and swimming, Zirkelbach said.
      Depending on their condition, Zirkelbach said the turtles could be at the hospital anywhere from 30 days to a year. The sickest turtles will get additional testing to find out what kind of infections or other ailments they may have.
      We’re hoping, flippers crossed,” Zirkelbach said, “that they all go back to sea.

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