On Monday, sea turtles that the were rescued from frigid waters near Texas last week are being returned to the Gulf of Mexico.
Members of US Coast Guard, Texas Game Wardens, and Texas State Aquarium worked to release around 146 sea turtles back to the Gulf.
More than 1,000 turtles, stunned by the frigid waters and unable to swim, were picked up by the US Coast Guard and Texas Game Wardens as temperatures dropped to below freezing last week.
The sea turtles were taken to rehabilitation facilities to recover and then will slowly be released back into the wild as the weather warms up.
On Monday, around 146 sea turtles were released back into the water after crews searched for areas of water with temperatures of at least 55 degrees Fahrenheit in order to safely release the turtles, the coast guard says.
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SOURCE: KATC, Brian Richard