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Cold waters strand migrating green sea turtles on Uruguayan beaches

Wednesday, July 25th 2012 - 07:20 UTC
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A record number of sea turtles are turning up on Uruguayan beaches along the Atlantic Ocean and Río de la Plata suffering from cold shock and hypothermia.While specialists are still investigating the causes, they speculate that an abrupt change in sea temperature may have prevented the green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas) from migrating to warmer waters Read full article

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  • DennisA

    “We are seeing changing trends in maximum and minimum temperatures, possibly due to climate change.”

    Black is white, cold is hot and keep taking the money.....

    Jul 25th, 2012 - 08:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • KFC de Pollo

    i personally saw one on a beach near Piriápolis its a shame this is happening.

    Jul 26th, 2012 - 01:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    NASA Goddard have visualised the world oceanic current flows: http://gcaptain.com/perpetual-ocean-artistic-worlds/?43332
    Worth checking out.

    The S. Atlantic surface flows from the Antarctic strengthen in the winter (now), skirting TFI and moving to the continental landmass off Uraguay. This can bring to the Brasilian coast & 'kill' penguins and also halt and kill turtles, especially if regional and local temperature flux is high - as indicated in this article.

    Jul 26th, 2012 - 03:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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