Marine wildlife is thriving in the country’s biggest metropolitan area, and a rescue group is working to keep it that way.
Stranded sea turtles usually start appearing along the Northeast coast of the United States in late November, as the animals that did not make it south in time to avoid falling ocean temperatures become hypothermic and unable to swim or feed. But in the fall of 2015, said marine biologist Rob DiGiovanni, “turtles started to increase more in early December. Maybe because of the climate we had at the time”—it was the world’s warmest November and December on record—“we had animals come in alive on the 23rd of December, still able to be revived.”
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