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11 of 16 rescued sea turtles survive at Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Clearwater

11 of 16 rescued turtles survive at aquarium

Five of the 16 rescued sea turtles taken to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium last week have died, according to aquarium spokeswoman Krista Rosado. Aquarium staff continue to care for 11 survivors, she said. The turtles had been picked up on beaches from St. Petersburg to Crystal River in Citrus County. When water temperatures fall below 50 degrees, sea turtles, which are cold-blooded reptiles, can become hypothermic, rendering them listless and unable to care for themselves, authorities say. People who find a cold-stunned sea turtle or want more information on rescue efforts should call the aquarium at (727) 441-1790.

COUNTYWIDE

Nonprofit needs boys' warm wear

Clothes To Kids needs boys' warm clothes. These items, along with any other clothing donations, can be dropped off between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at two Clothes To Kids locations:

• St. Petersburg, 3251 Third Ave. N, Suite 145.

• Clearwater, 1059 N Hercules Ave.

Cash donations are also welcome. Clothes To Kids is a nonprofit that provides free clothing to low-income, school-age children in Pinellas County. For information, call (727) 441-5050 or visit ClothesToKids.org.

Tow to Go helps keep roads safe

AAA Auto Club South and Budweiser will help protect drivers on the road for the holidays thanks to "Tow to Go,'' a program that provides a free, confidential ride home and a tow to anyone who may have had too much to drink. The service is available now through Jan. 2. Call toll-free 1-800-222-4357.

Clearwater

Apply for Daisy Grants by Jan. 7

The deadline is Jan. 7 to apply for the GFWC Clearwater Community Woman's Club's 2011 Daisy Grants. Grants of up to $1,000 are available to nonprofit organizations in Pinellas County that have demonstrated positive service to the community. Applicants can access the application through the GFWC Clearwater Community Woman's Club website, clearwatercwc.org. The awards will be presented at the 40th annual Daisy Grants Fashion Show at the Belleair Country Club on March 31.

Birding program offered for kids

The Clearwater Audubon Society has put together a birding program for kids 11-13 years old. The group will hold five classes, offered from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on a Saturday once a month. Meetings will take place at Moccasin Lake Nature Park and other local birding spots. Audubon programs are free and open to the public. Participants must register for this class by Jan. 8. Meetings will be Jan. 15, Feb. 12, March 12, April 9, April 30 and May 14. For applications and more information, go to clearwateraudubon.org or call (727) 596-8822.

Clarification

A repeated Sudoku puzzle ran in Sunday's edition. The answers for Saturday's puzzle and a new puzzle appear today on Page 2.

11 of 16 rescued sea turtles survive at Clearwater Marine Aquarium 12/21/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 1, 2011 5:21pm]
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