While walking on the beach early in the morning, i found a Kemp's Ridley sea turtle atop a rock. It was really odd because it looked like someone placed him on the rock, but given the rock was in the water at high tide and no one had walked the beach yet this morning, it seems it may be just that the turtle settled on the rock as the tide went out. Anyway, the wind was blowing so hard, it took me 40 minutes to walk a mile back to my truck with the turtle. Here's the location where the turtle was found if you want to see the area... https://maps.google.com/maps?q=loc:40.98023,-72.68953 As you probably know, the end of December is not a good time for a sea turtle to be in the water around New York. The cold water causes them to go into hypothermic shock and they float helplessly or wash up on shore. Either way, they will die if not found in time and given proper treatment. The turtle and the rock.... Closeup... At the hospital the turtle is check for any signs of life, this is done by touching the eyelids... Moving and pinching the flippers... Touching the cloaca... All responses and negative responses are recorded as are physical measurements and temperature... The turtle's internal temperature was 5.1 C ... A Doppler flow detector is applied to try and find a heart beat... And blood is drawn... Unfortunately, this turtle showed no signs of life and is most likely dead, they will continue to monitor it until the turtle's body temperature comes up to the ambient room temperature and then if it still shows no life signs, it will be declared dead.