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GOVERNMENT FLIES ‘STRESSED’ SEA TURTLES TO FLORIDA TO ESCAPE THE COLD

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Government Flies Stressed Sea Turtles to Florida | Coast Guard, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 

More than two dozen sea turtles described by the Associated Press as “stressed” by cold ocean waters have been airlifted from New England to balmy Florida.

The Coast Guard flew the turtles to Orlando on Friday, but the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (the federal agency that apparently oversees sea-turtle protection) reportedlyarranged the flight.  The Daytona Beach News Journal reports that 20 turtles were taken to SeaWorld Orlando, five loggerhead turtles were taken to the Volusia County Marine Science Center, and three other facilities in Florida also took in the displaced creatures.

A New England Aquarium spokesman says a record number of endangered and federally protected sea turtles have been treated this year for cold stress.  Not willing to take any chances, The Daytona Beach News Journal adds that some are being treated at a separate $4.5 million “state of the art” facility.

“Taxpayers decided with the Endangered Species Act that they wanted the federal government to protect endangered species,” spokesman Tony LaCasse said.

He added: “A great majority of the resources and money used to take care of these turtles is raised privately.”

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One turtle was overheard saying, “This is why Nebraska is teaching the kids that warming is just a theory.” -bfh

 

» 17 Comments

  1. Claudia

    December 9th, 2012

    Well, well, well now; seems that nature really CAN’T take care of itself, huh? Needs us evil planet destroying humans to help them. What would happen to poor nature if all the humans were extinct like the envirowackos want?

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  2. norman einstein

    December 9th, 2012

    Hurricane Sandy victims, still living in make-shift accommodations, were unavailable for comment.

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  3. eternal ¼ cracker p

    December 9th, 2012

    “global warming” is just the name for it. It doesn’t mean things actually get warmer.

    Dontcha know that it has to do with the abnormalities of temperature?

    Like here in Chicago we only had 190 days of the past 400 within recorded averages. Either too hot or too cold.

    It’s obviously proof of global “climate change” and somehow we need to tax for those 210 missed days – someone has got to pay for it!

    (eyeroll) Sorry i couldn’t resist.

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  4. Ten Megaton

    December 9th, 2012

    So much for the oceans getting warmer.

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  5. Wyatt, Insensitive Progressive Jerk

    December 9th, 2012

    I’m feeling stressed – will Obama fly me to Florida for a vacation?

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  6. pete

    December 9th, 2012

    spose that’s a future crisis waiting to happen?

    @the Insensitive Jerk – what? you wouldn’t sneek into the landing gear compartment of BOZOone and fly to hawaii for 20 days?

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  7. hanoverfist

    December 9th, 2012

    No Wyatt.
    But he will fly you to Gitmo.

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  8. Clyde

    December 9th, 2012

    My solution:

    Turtle soup recipe:
    1-1/3 pounds turtle meat
    4-1/2 cups water
    2 medium onions
    1 bay leaf
    1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    1-1/4 teaspoons salt
    5 tablespoons butter, cubed
    1/3 cup all-purpose flour
    3 tablespoons tomato puree
    3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
    1/3 cup chicken broth
    2 hard-cooked eggs, chopped
    1/4 cup lemon juice

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  9. moarkdave

    December 9th, 2012

    They did it for the extra votes come the next election. The turtles get to register and vote both up in New York or New Jersey and in Florida also.

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  10. Anonymous

    December 9th, 2012

    @Wyatt–

    You beat me to it. Maybe they’ll fly us both there. As conservatives, we’re part of an endangered species too, right?

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  11. MaryfromMarin

    December 9th, 2012

    Hey–that “Anonymous” was me. What happened to my screen name again?

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  12. scr_north

    December 9th, 2012

    Hey, better sea turtles than 20 distressed Detroit natives.

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  13. Plain Jane

    December 9th, 2012

    I see some other fed agency to eliminate. Also, another “act” to eliminate – Endangered Species Act

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  14. Machloja

    December 9th, 2012

    Hey, what’s the difference between current WH residents and New England turtles?. Almost none. They are both leeches on taxpayers backs.

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  15. Alpha Maser

    December 9th, 2012

    Sea Turtles are cold blooded reptiles. They would not be stressed by cold, they would just slow down a bit. This is silly.

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  16. Millertime

    December 9th, 2012

    If any of the readers here request “relocation” to avoid the cold weather, Obastard will have your reservations set to check in at Gitmo.

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  17. Johnny Freedom

    December 9th, 2012

    The only thing that pisses me off here is that they didn’t take away someone’s welfare check to pay for this.

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