NC Aquarium Takes In Cold-Stunned Sea Turtles

Dec 23, 2019

The STAR Center is treating 96 cold stunned sea turtles from the Buxton area.
Credit Facebook / NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island

Cold weather is causing a problem for some sea turtles off the North Carolina coast, and an aquarium has taken in dozens of them for treatment. TV station WVEC-TV reports 96 turtles were taken to the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island after a drop in temperatures on Thursday and Friday. More are expected in the coming days. Dropping water temperatures can cause cold-stunning, a condition that makes turtles unable to swim properly. The recovery process involves gradually warming them up over a few days. The center will be closed to the public beginning Sunday to accommodate all the turtles.