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US News In Texas, thousands of sea turtles stunned by the cold

13:30  18 february  2021
13:30  18 february  2021 Source:   huffingtonpost.fr

Weather Alert: Snow expected in particular in Brittany and extreme cold in the North

 Weather Alert: Snow expected in particular in Brittany and extreme cold in the North According to Météo-France, 3 to 7 cm of snow are also expected on a strip stretching from Normandy to Alsace, via the 'Ile-de-France © Lionel Urman / SIPA Paris under the snow, January 16, 2021. GLAGLA - According to Météo-France, 3 to 7 cm of snow are also expected on a strip going from Normandy to the 'Alsace, via Ile-de-France Part of France will continue to shiver.

Des milliers de tortues sauvées du froid au Texas © REUTERS Thousands of turtles rescued from the cold in Texas

WINTER - Thousands of sea turtles, surprised by the drop in temperatures, have washed up on the beaches of South Padre Island, off the South Texas coast. Volunteers sheltered 4,700 of them in a conference center, as you can see in the video above .

They have been protected in this way and will be kept in tanks and enclosures before being released when the water becomes warmer again. The historic cold spell in Texas left millions of Texans without heat, victims of blackouts.

The power shortage has been exacerbated by the shutdown of several gas-fired power stations and wind turbines due to freezing conditions. More than 30 deaths are linked to bad winter weather according to US media, and authorities have urged Americans to be careful.

A French nuclear submarine patrolled the South China Sea

 A French nuclear submarine patrolled the South China Sea FRANCE-MER-DE-CHINE-PATROUILLE: A French nuclear submarine patrolled the South China Sea © Reuters / POOL A NUCLEAR SUBMARINE FRENCH PATROL IN SOUTH CHINA SEA PARIS (Reuters) - A nuclear-powered attack submarine and a French warship patrolled the South China Sea, the Ministry of the Armed Forces said on Tuesday, in a context of growing tensions on these waters claimed by Beijing.

The water temperature also fell well below usual levels. Ed Caum, the executive director of the South Padre Island Convention and Visitors Bureau, who filmed the footage, explains that the turtles were "stunned by the cold".

In fact, cold-blooded animals exhibit hypothermic reactions such as lethargy and the inability to move when the temperature of the environment in which they live drops. Volunteers carefully placed the animals on carts and then onto the conference center floor, which was covered in turtles of all shapes and sizes.

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Israel: turtles saved from an oil spill thanks to mayonnaise .
Israel has been hard hit for several days by an oil spill. In order to save the oil-covered turtles, the healers have found a surprising solution: mayonnaise. Since February 18, 2021, the Israeli coast has been hard hit by an unprecedented oil spill. The authorities are not yet sure of the cause of this disaster, but it seems that it is due to a vessel at sea. Due to a storm, oil was pushed to the coast, contaminating 40% of the coastline, a disaster for marine animals.

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