SpaceX Joins Locals to Save Nearly 4,500 Sea Turtles From Cold in Texas

Sea turtles in Texas are suffering from "cold stun", an often deadly condition.
Chris Young
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Nonprofit conservation organization Sea Turtle, Inc. has taken in almost 4,500 sea turtles since Sunday on South Padre Island, Texas, due to the blisteringly cold conditions in the region, a report by NPR confirms.

As Sea Turtle, Inc. Executive Director Wendy Knight told NPR, the organization has been able to shelter the turtles with the aid of community volunteers, local government, and even SpaceX employees, whose Boca Chica launch facility is near Sea Turtle, Inc.'s conservation center.

"The love and support of people who just want to help things that can't help themselves is overwhelming," Knight said.

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