Texas Climate News: Climate change, warming oceans and an iconic, endangered sea turtle

The number of Kemp’s ridley sea turtles exhibiting signs of hypothermia in the northwestern Atlantic – a condition known as “cold-stunning” – has dramatically increased since the 1970s, according to a recent paper in the journal PLOS One. The warmer the sea-surface temperatures in the Gulf of Maine from late October through early November, the higher the numbers of stranded sea turtles.

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