Factors in ‘alarming rate’ of cold-stranded sea turtles in Cape Cod Bay

Factors in ‘alarming rate’ of cold-stranded sea turtles in Cape Cod Bay


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The number of cold-stunning and stranding events among juvenile Kemp’s ridley sea turtles, one of the world’s most endangered species, is increasing at an “alarming” rate and has moved north from Long Island Sound to Cape Cod Bay, say researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Mass Audubon and the University of Rhode Island.

Their recent study looked into what variables are most important in predicting the number of cold-stunning and stranding events among juvenile Kemp’s ridley sea turtles in Cape Cod Bay…

Read Full Article; Science Daily (01-31-2019)

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