More cold weather-surviving turtles back to Gulf

February 14, 2011 7:51:40 AM PST
More green sea turtles that survived this month's cold weather in Texas have been returned to the Gulf of Mexico. Rescuers have been retrieving the cold-stunned reptiles.

Organizers say a crowd of about 2,000 showed up Sunday to witness the return of more than 270 turtles to warmer waters in the Corpus Christi area.

Donna Shaver with Sea Turtle Science and Recovery at Padre Island National Seashore says about 1,400 green sea turtles have been found on the Texas coast since Feb. 1.