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Cold-stunned turtles wash ashore on N.C. beaches
N&R Fishwrap ^ | December 8, 2010 | AP via Fishwrap

Posted on 12/08/2010 10:21:24 AM PST by Rebelbase

WILMINGTON (AP) — The cold weather gripping North Carolina means more stunned sea turtles off the state's coast.

The cold-blooded sea turtles become paralyzed by abnormally low temperatures. The StarNews of Wilmington reports that 30 turtles were reported in trouble Tuesday afternoon near Cape Lookout.

That's on top of the more than 20 turtles that Topsail Beach Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center director Karen Beasley says have already been discovered along the coast.

Loggerhead sea turtles are protected as a threatened species under the federal Endangered Species Act. Six loggerhead sea turtles that had been rescued from waters off the Outer Banks were released this summer after nearly six months at the Georgia Aquarium and the Georgia Sea Turtle Center.


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: biebers; climate; cooling; globalcooling; stuned; turtle; warming
Paging Algore, please pick up the white courtesy phone.
1 posted on 12/08/2010 10:21:28 AM PST by Rebelbase
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To: Rebelbase

It’s December, so it must be a new ice age caused by invert global warming and you must give all moneys to Soros now.


2 posted on 12/08/2010 10:22:46 AM PST by Christian Engineer Mass (Leftys who zone in on Palin miss the point. America's not about single figures. That's for NK/Cuba.)
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To: Rebelbase

This cold is gonna wipe out the sea trout in the bays/sounds also.


3 posted on 12/08/2010 10:23:15 AM PST by Rebelbase
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To: Rebelbase

4 posted on 12/08/2010 10:25:56 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Save the whales. Collect the whole set.)
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To: Rebelbase

Cold-stoned turtle biebers are huge and series.


5 posted on 12/08/2010 10:26:17 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: Rebelbase
Loggerhead sea turtles are protected as a threatened species under the federal Endangered Species Act.
And Mother Nature is killing them. Can't make this stuff up.
6 posted on 12/08/2010 10:26:31 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Rebelbase

Bush’s fault.

No, really! That is what these LOONS will say!


7 posted on 12/08/2010 10:26:59 AM PST by Mr. Jazzy (God bless the United States of America and protect her from the enemies of freedom.)
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To: Rebelbase
Paging Algore, please pick up the white courtesy phone.


8 posted on 12/08/2010 10:27:23 AM PST by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd = TRUE)
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To: 6SJ7

LOL!


9 posted on 12/08/2010 10:28:57 AM PST by Rebelbase
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To: Rebelbase

Hot turtle soup anyone?


10 posted on 12/08/2010 10:30:42 AM PST by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: Rebelbase

Good name for a rock band.


11 posted on 12/08/2010 10:31:42 AM PST by Carl LaFong (Experts say experts should be ignored.)
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters
Send 'em to Cancun for a little tropical vacation. Oh...wait..."New record low temperatures set in Cancun for three straight days, and more new low temperature records are possible this week."

I keep forgetting that weather is not climate.

12 posted on 12/08/2010 10:35:38 AM PST by lonevoice (Where the Welfare State is on the march, the Police State is not far behind)
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To: Rebelbase

The SOB enviro types made the powerplants cool their discharge water in FL. The Manatees would stay close to the plants in the winter to stay warm. Last year it was cold and many manatees froze cause the discharge water was too cool.


13 posted on 12/08/2010 10:36:19 AM PST by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: Rebelbase

Warm globally, cool locally!

“Guess what?!?! The planet’s got a fever! And the only prescription...is more cowbell!!”


14 posted on 12/08/2010 10:41:58 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Rebelbase

Save the turtles, build a coal fired power plant.


15 posted on 12/08/2010 10:50:53 AM PST by Hacklehead (Liberalism is the art of taking what works, breaking it, and then blaming conservatives.)
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To: Rebelbase

Last year it rained lizards out of the trees during the Florida cold snap. Kept looking for the Geico Gecko.


16 posted on 12/08/2010 10:54:11 AM PST by Renegade
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To: Rebelbase
Good on them! Turtles rock! (210 million years can't be wrong)
17 posted on 12/08/2010 10:58:32 AM PST by pabianice
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To: Rebelbase

The poor turtles in the Gulf are taking a beating this year (as is all the sea life there). First the oil spill, and now freezing water. Come to think of it, the people are not so happy with the oil spill and the freezing weather either.


18 posted on 12/08/2010 11:08:23 AM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Rebelbase

Yeah, I’d like to send Albore our $600 heating oil bill too . . . not much global warming in our neck of the woods, that’s for sure.


19 posted on 12/08/2010 11:13:39 AM PST by Think free or die
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To: pabianice

Even thought the Turtles are cold, I hope they are Happy Together.


20 posted on 12/08/2010 11:19:11 AM PST by Rebelbase
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To: All

Did the guy that stunned em’ yell “Hell yeah”, then drink a couple of beers?


21 posted on 12/08/2010 11:26:15 AM PST by Maverick68
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To: Rebelbase

Duh and face palm.


22 posted on 12/08/2010 11:26:15 AM PST by TruthConquers (Delendae sunt publicae scholae)
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To: Maverick68
Well, that is the bottom line...
23 posted on 12/08/2010 11:29:48 AM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Carl LaFong

I saw the name of a business on a pickup truck across the street from my kids’ school as I did playground duty this morning: Soggy Bottom Mule Farm. I immediately thought ‘that would make a cool name for a band.’

‘Cold-Stunned Turtles’ would be a close second for me ;)


24 posted on 12/08/2010 11:31:57 AM PST by Hoosier Catholic Momma (Arkansas resident of Hoosier upbringing--Yankee with a southern twang)
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To: oh8eleven
And Mother Nature is killing them.

She's been known to be a real b*tch (see dinosaurs, unicorns and the Edmund Fitzgerald)

25 posted on 12/08/2010 11:33:56 AM PST by Conservative Tsunami
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To: Conservative Tsunami

26 posted on 12/08/2010 11:40:44 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (0bama thought he'd find "common ground" on 0bamaCare because of ROMNEYCARE!)
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To: Renegade; GladesGuru

Will this cold weather kill off any pythons?


27 posted on 12/08/2010 11:54:06 AM PST by Rebelbase
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To: Rebelbase

Leave them alone and let them evolve.


28 posted on 12/08/2010 11:55:38 AM PST by killermosquito (Buffalo (and eventually France) is what you get when liberalism runs its course.)
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To: Rebelbase

SOUP’S ON!!


29 posted on 12/08/2010 12:27:14 PM PST by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: Carl LaFong

Yes, it is.


30 posted on 12/08/2010 12:28:59 PM PST by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: Rebelbase

Yup. Kilt a bunch last year, even as far as the Everglades.


31 posted on 12/08/2010 12:30:35 PM PST by Renegade
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To: Hoosier Catholic Momma

I like “Customary Spontaneous Violence”.

The phrase was used in an article I read a year or so ago about the murders of Coptic Christians in some islamic hell-hole or another.

A tragic story, but I think that phrase has serious potential as a name for a Thrash Metal or Punk Band.


32 posted on 12/08/2010 12:33:41 PM PST by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: Rebelbase
Big snow storm coming this weekend for the east and it will be followed by another arctic blast Monday-Tuesday. That blast will bring cold all the way down to Florida. Accuweather was predicting Real Feel temperatures in the 20's F in the panhandle of Florida possible. Gonna be freezing more then Turtles. It will be colder then the current blast.

Extreme U.S. Cold Turns Even More Fierce Next Week

Monday morning. Ten days before Christmas.


33 posted on 12/08/2010 12:34:03 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: Rebelbase

Most reptiles are very good at finding cover. Snakes go underground, Democraps kick the dust monster out from under the bed and crawl out of sight.

Only when the water gets close to freezing, will we see dead green anacondas and a python or three floating up.

IMHO, the best way to reduce the population of exotic snakes is to tell Thebedeau and Boudereau that those snakes are delicious either blackened or in a gumbo, and that they have no limit, no minimum, and the season is open all year long.

Problem solved.


34 posted on 12/08/2010 3:44:05 PM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: Hacklehead
Save the turtles, build a coal fired power plant.

LOL What if, just "if" liberal idiocy caused global cooling?

35 posted on 12/08/2010 3:50:05 PM PST by GOPJ (Sharpton wants Limbaugh off the air- if you don't hate liberals yet, you're not paying attention.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

**Cold-stoned turtle biebers are huge and series.**

Whatever you say - - - - ;-)

But, cold turtle can be easily turned into cooked turtle.

Delicious!


36 posted on 12/08/2010 5:11:38 PM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: Hacklehead

“Save the turtles, build a coal fired power plant.”

How about also killing a manatee to save innocent seagrass.

PS Florida alreasdy has far too many manatee - and they are grazing hte seagrass too heavily.

PPS Manatee never overwintered in FLorida in the numbers they now do until all those nice warm power plant effluent currents came to be.


37 posted on 12/08/2010 5:15:34 PM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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