09/06/18 2:00pm
STOCK PHOTO Kids can learn about saving sea turtles at Mashomack Preserve on September 9.

STOCK PHOTO
Kids can learn about saving sea turtles at Mashomack Preserve on September 9.

A weekly round-up of events and activities on Shelter Island.

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10/27/16 8:00am
JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO | This picture was taken back in November 2013 as two members of the New York State Mammal and Sea Turtle Rescue program examined a dead leatherback sea turtle that washed up at Miss Annie’s Creek in Mashomack.

JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO | This picture was taken back in November 2013 as two members of the New York State Mammal and Sea Turtle Rescue program examined a dead leatherback sea turtle that washed up at Miss Annie’s Creek in Mashomack.

We all know what hypothermia is. Every first-aid course tells of the signs, symptoms and treatment of a condition that, left unchecked, can be fatal.

We are warm-blooded beings that are designed to thrive in a particular environment, and we don’t do very well in cold surroundings for an extended period of time.

But did you know that cold-blooded creatures, like sea turtles, can also suffer from a similar condition?   (more…)