Tally the turtle is an unlikely survivor, and she's going home.
Thousands of sea turtles cold-stunned by the plunge in temperatures have been washing up on the beaches of South Padre Island, off the southern coast of Texas. Volunteers have brought over 4,700 of them to a convention centre, where they are being kept in tubs and enclosures before they can be released when the water is warmer.
Philippine authorities found 1,529 live exotic turtles stuffed in luggage belonging to a Filipino passenger arriving at Manila's Ninoy Aquino International Airport from Hong Kong. Customs officials handed 1,529 turtles to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources' Wildlife Traffic Monitoring Unit.
Turtles swallow plastic bags mistaking them for jellyfish.