One of the many sad stories we've been hearing about the weather situation in Texas, is the plight of those freezing sea turtles.

While the amphibians are poikilotherms, meaning their temperature varies greatly, they become stunned when dealing with extremely cold temperatures.  Being stunned leaves them basically unable to move.  Instead, they just float around on the surface of the ocean.

A Maine woman is helping to rescue these creatures.

According to WCSH 6, Mainer Emma Pontius is on the staff of Sea Turtle Inc, an organization helping to rescue sea turtles near Texas' South Padre Island.

She said that, so far, more than 4,000 of the stunned sea turtles have been brought inside to warm up.

According to Pontius, staff members and volunteers have spent the last few days rescuing the turtles and bringing them to the organization's museum space.  They did lose power, but that problem was fixed when SpaceX let them borrow a generator.

Sunday, February 14: We have rescued 142 sea turtles so far today from the cold waters of the Laguna Madre Bay on South...

Posted by Sea Turtle, Inc on Sunday, February 14, 2021

We just want to say thanks to Emma and her team for doing what they are doing.

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