CROW Releases Turtle on Sanibel

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On Tuesday on Sanibel CROW released an adult loggerhead sea turtle. The turtle was admitted to the wildlife hospital on March 17 after it stranded on a Don Pedro Island Beach.

On admission, the turtle was very weak, lethargic and covered in barnacles. Based on the turtle’s condition and lack of obvious injuries, veterinarians suspected it was suffering from brevetoxicosis, also known as red tide poisoning.

After receiving intravenous lipid emulsion therapy and more than six weeks of rehabilitative care, the turtle is returned to the Gulf of Mexico.

The female loggerhead weighs approximately 180 pounds.

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