GLOBAL ONE NEWS — Over 200 dead sea turtles have washed ashore in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. 

Reportedly, nearly 300 cold-snapped sea turtles have been stranded on the beach this fall.

The Cape Cod Times quoted an expert saying, “It was like they were flash-frozen, flippers in all weird positions like they were swimming.” 

Rescuers saved over a dozen sea turtles — many of them are still under the care of a local wildlife sanctuary. 

Scientists explain global warming is most likely the culprit.

When oceans get warmer, turtles go farther north. But in a different charter — such as Cape Cod Bay’s “hook-shaped” geography — many might be trapped. Those who don’t make it out south become vulnerable to extreme weather changes, such as the recent cold snap. 

Sea turtles are cold-blooded creatures so, they can’t regulate their own body temperatures. Waters below 50 degrees Fahrenheit (10 degrees Celsius) immobilize them until they freeze to death.