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Sea Turtle rescue
We weren't the only ones impacted by the cold this week.
Officers with FWC spent the past two days rescuing 75 endangered Sea Turtles along the Gulf Coast.
They were "cold-stunned" and needed help to survive.
A half dozen of those Turtles were found here in the Pensacola area.
Channel 3's Jenise Fernandez shows us how the Turtles are recovering.
FWC says about 6 endangered Sea Turtles were found at Big Lagoon. And because these marine reptiles are cold-blooded, when the temperature drops, they become hypothermic.
Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission has been busy the past two days, rescuing Sea Turtles from freezing temperatures.
When the water temp. drops below 60, the Turtles go into shock and become paralyzed.
Most of the Sea Turtles rescued were from St. Joseph Bay in Panama City.
The Turtles are now recovering at Gulf World in Panama City.
Staff are nursing them back to health.
They are currently in intensive care as their body temperatures slowly warm up.
Groups will continue searching for more "cold-stunned" Sea Turtles.
All the Sea Turtles are expected to return to the wild in the next few weeks.