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1 Rhonda Bailey Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

2 When Florida Froze Over: The Cold Stun Event of 2010

3 Temperatures Historically cold temperatures from New Year’s night through January consecutive days of near or below freezing temperatures – longest stretch in 100 years of record keeping Several daily low and low maximum temperature records were either tied or broken during this period

4 Cold Stun Sites of 2010 St. Joseph Bay Mosquito Lagoon

5 Statewide Totals County Total #CMCCLKEIAliveDead Escambia Walton Bay Gulf 1, Pasco/Pinellas Manatee-Lee Monroe St. Lucie/Martin Indian River Brevard/Volusia St. Johns Total 4,6134,

6 Fate of 2010 FL East Coast Cold Stunned Turtles 2,126* live turtles to rehab (~250 released into Atlantic w/o rehab) 46 Cc 42 released 1 died 3 disposition unknown 2,067 Cm 1,824 released 120 died 24 euthanized 99 disposition unknown 2 Ei 1 released 1 died 1 Lk 1 released 10 Unverified 10 released

7 2,126* live turtles to rehab (~250 released into Atlantic w/o rehab) 42 Cc 2 recapture records (Both originally from Mosquito Lagoon) 1782 Cm 100 recapture records 1 Ei No recapture records 1 Lk No recapture records *10 unverified species Recaptures of 2010 FL East Coast Cold Stun Turtles

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10 Current Recapture Location Histories for 87 of the January 2010 Northern IRL Cold Stun Turtles (updated February 2012) Figure courtesy of Jane Provancha

11 Fate of 2010 FL Panhandle Cold Stunned Turtles 1,265 live turtles to rehab 15 Cc 15 released 1197 Cm 1169 released 22 died 3 euthanized 1 permanently disabled 2 disposition unknown (1 likely died, 1 likely released) 53 Lk 53 released

12 Recaptures of 2010 FL Panhandle Cold Stunned turtles 1,265 turtles released 15 Cc No recapture records 1197 Cm 109 recapture records 53 Lk No recapture records

13 Recaptures of 2010 FL Panhandle Cold Stunned turtles

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15 Thank you! Everyone who assisted with time and/or resources during the cold stun event. Dean Bagley, UCF St. Lucie Power Plant Peter Eliziar, CMTTP


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