Endangered green sea turtle with hypothermia rescued from B.C. beach
Jan. 25, 2016
Green sea turtles are not built for life in the chilly North Pacific, but that’s where one found itself on Saturday — washed up and hardly moving on a beach in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve near Ucluelet, B.C.
The endangered turtle — hypothermic and stunned by the cold — was spotted by a park visitor and rescued using an improvised stretcher, for care at the Vancouver Aquarium.
The treatment? Warming up, a degree or two per day, until the turtle is back to a tropical temperature.