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Tag: green sea turtles

  • Wednesday, July 25th 2012 - 07:20 UTC

    Cold waters strand migrating green sea turtles on Uruguayan beaches

    Almost a hundred have been recovered suffering most from hypothermia

    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