The following announcement was released by NOAA on November 21, 2014:
NOAA Fisheries staff is working feverishly with partners to arrange air transports for unprecedented numbers of "cold-stunned" sea turtles to facilities in the southeast United States. The agency is assisting Sea Turtle Stranding Network partners from the Massachusetts Audubon's Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, the New England Aquarium, the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation in New York and the Virginia Aquarium, which are collecting and treating high numbers of stranded sea turtles, stunned by the cold and washed up on beaches from Massachusetts, south.
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Join us Tuesday, November 25, 2014 2pm EST for a Tweet chat to talk to NOAA Fisheries Sea Turtle Stranding and Disentanglement Network Coordinator Kate Sampson and our partners from the New England Aquarium and Riverhead Foundation about "cold-stunning" and what's been happening this year. @NOAANERfish use has tag #coldseaturtle