Fastest-warming place on Earth?: “Nome, Alaska, preliminarily reported its coldest January 5 ever, by a margin of 3.7 F”

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The current cold snap has affected manatees and oranges in Florida, tea in Kenya, residents of Nome with the coldest ever January 5th, and now turtles ...

Overheated planet update: North Carolina area still not warm enough to prevent large numbers of sea turtles from being stunned by quickly dropping water temperatures

Cold-stunned turtles washing ashore

The cold snap plaguing large areas of the Tar Heel state is causing problems for sea turtles, who have begun washing up on shore in large numbers after being stunned by quickly-dropping water temperatures.

As of Thursday morning, 19 marine reptiles – three loggerheads, 16 green turtles – had been found on regional beaches, mostly in the Cape Lookout area.

Twelve of the green turtles died Wednesday night, but Jean Beasley, director of the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center in Topsail Beach, said the rest of the group was showing some signs of life.

Stunning 16 year decline in Southwestern Winter Temperatures « Reasonable Doubt on Climate Change

Cold drives manatees into South Florida – South Florida

Driven by plunging temperatures, hundreds of manatees stampeded south on the Intracoastal Waterway over the past two days toward the warm water of power plant discharges in Riviera Beach and Fort Lauderdale.

Cold snaps have emerged as a leading killer of manatees over the past three years, exceeding deaths by boat collisions, according to figures kept by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

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