Sea turtles often become stranded from early November through December, The Boston Globe reported.
Around this time of year, volunteers often stake out coasts to rescue sea turtles that become stranded.
Although sea turtles are cold-blooded, they are susceptible to infections at such low body temperatures, New England Aquarium spokesman Tony LaCasse said in a statement Wednesday. The aquarium takes the endangered reptiles and warms them up 5 degrees a day until their body temperature reaches slightly more than 70 degrees.
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