|Winter storm blamed for sea turtle deaths|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
PENSACOLA — The winter storm that struck the Florida Panhandle is being blamed for the deaths of pelicans, sea turtles and other wildlife.
More than 130 cold-stunned endangered and threatened sea turtles were rescued Thursday and Friday, The Pensacola News Journal reports. About a dozen more were found dead, including some from the Gulf Islands National Seashore.
“With all the bridges being closed, we were not able to do what we really needed to do,” Seashore biologist Mark Nicholas said. “Time is of the essence.”
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