World Turtle News, 02/10/2019
What Happens to a Turtle When It Cold-Stuns?
Every year, National Aquarium Animal Rescue intakes dozens of rescue turtles from partners in New England. It’s our Animal Health team’s duty to evaluate and diagnose each of these endangered turtles, then develop a plan to get them back on the mend.
Most of the turtles our team rehabilitates—including all the patients we’re currently caring for—are suffering from ailments associated with cold-stunning.
This phenomenon occurs when ocean water becomes cold and a sea turtle’s body temperature drops below the level that allows their organs to function normally. Sea turtles are ectothermic—meaning they can’t maintain a body temperature above the temperature of their environment. When these turtles get too cold, they’re not able to swim, causing them to wash ashore.
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During the past month the Turtle Room has released several interesting videos.
The monthly “Pondcast” The team discusses various turtle topics.
Two talks from Turtle and Tortoise Preservation Group conference, 2018.
Chris Leone from Garden State Tortoise speaks about the Husbandry, Reproduction and Preservation of the genus Testudo.
Anthony Pierlioni speaks about Education versus Conservation
Turtle News From Around the World
USA:- MacArthur beach sea turtle nesting numbers
Crime & Punishment
USA:- Tortoise returned home after being reported stolen from Gladys Porter Zoo
Health & Medical
UK:- Lostwithiel family saves turtle from plastic sack death
Malaysia:- Chelonia mydas found dead at Pohon Batu beach; cause of death unknown
USA:- Sea turtle released back into ocean months after being found injured off Florida Keys (Video)
UAE:- Dubai princess bids farewell to 80-year-old turtle (Video)
Philippines:- KC Concepcion helps release sea turtles in Palawan (Video)
Job Openings with theTurtleRoom
TheTurtleRoom is looking for several individuals passionate about turtle conservation to join our volunteer staff team in a variety of specific roles! Two of these openings relate directly to this World Turtle News blog feature. We also have several other opportunities available for a variety of talents. Please check out this page for more details on each position, the requirements, and responsibilities. We look forward to hearing from you.
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Photo from National Aquarium.