Sea turtle found on beach now in care of Oregon aquarium

January 1, 2015 7:58 PM

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Sea turtle found on beach now in care of Oregon aquarium

NEWPORT, Ore. - A sea turtle found hypothermic and dehydrated on a beach in southwest Washington is showing signs of improvement after a week of rehabilitation at the Oregon Coast Aquarium.

“Initial blood tests indicated that she had no sign of infection and is stronger than many turtles the Aquarium has received in the past,” said Jim Burke, the Aquarium’s Director of Animal Husbandry. “Her body temperature has increased 12 degrees Fahrenheit since she arrived in Newport, and we hope ...

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