Sea turtles rescued in Texas close to returning to ocean

“World News Tonight” shares an update on the thousands of cold-stunned turtles who were rescued from freezing temperatures in Texas last week. They are nearing release back into the wild.
1:33 | 02/26/21

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Transcript for Sea turtles rescued in Texas close to returning to ocean
Finally tonight here the volunteers saving the sea turtles. Definitely America strong. Tonight, the remarkable images, saving the sea turtles in Texas. They've been at it for days. The sea turtles had been rescued from the brutal cold. They're now being returned to the ocean. Scientists tell us the sea turtles that survived recovered after what's called a cold stun to their system. They can't move their flippers so they float to the top of the water. Even though their instinct tells them to lift their head to breathe, they can't. Volunteers first saving them from the ocean during the storms, trying to keep them world enough. The group sea turtles, inc., helping. Small tubs to keep them warm and now releasing them. The university of Texas ma screen science institute too. 900 sea turtles that came into the center. Look here, these are stop of the turtles we kept behind so we're able to give them a little more treatment. Tonight the team releasing 870 turtles and counting. In Corpus Christi, the Texas state aquarium with U-Hauls full of rescue turtles, warming them in tanks. Hi, David. Jesse Gilbert with the aquarium telling us those turtles are going home. 950 turtles back foo into the sea. The sea turtles saved tonight with more headed home. We needed good news. A remarkable effort underway for days. I'm David Muir. This is "Jeopardy!"

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