142 sea turtles rescued from the cold in Texas


Loggerhead Marinelife Center Loggerhead Sea Turtle Howard (FILE)

HARLINGEN, Texas (KVEO) — On Valentine’s Day, Sea Turtle, Inc. announced the rescue of 142 sea turtles from cold waters off the Texas coast, via Facebook.

“Selfless acts like Captain Henry’s reminds us of the wonderful and dedicated community we are lucky enough to be part of,” said Wendy Knight, Executive Director of Sea Turtle Inc.

Volunteers went out into the water at Laguna Madre Bay on South Padre Island on Sunday with guidance from Captain Henry.

The rescue center says hundreds more turtles are in danger as temperatures fall. It asks anybody that finds a stranded sea turtle either on Laguna Madre Bay or at the beach to call (956) 243-4361.

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