EASTHAM, Mass., Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Like so many other marine animals, sea turtles are migratory -- chasing ideal temperatures and food sources up and down the coast. Sometimes, however, those temperatures drop without warning, leaving turtles trapped.
That's what happened to a handful of sea turtles in Cape Cod as what's called the "sea turtle stranding season" begins in the area. Luckily, dedicated animal rescuers are already on the lookout. Over the weekend, nine turtles suffering from hypothermia were rescued form the shores of the Outer Cape. All nine were Kemp's ridley sea turtles -- a critically endangered species and one of the most protected turtles in the world.