Stranded Female Olive Ridley Turtle Recovers in Newport Aquarium

January 2, 2015 10:27 AM

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A young sea turtle battered by chilly, rough waters off the coast of Washington State is recovering well at the Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport.

"Solstice" was found on the Long Beach Peninsula December 21, the day of the winter solstice. The female Olive Ridley turtle was dehydrated and her body temperature was 15 degrees below the typical 75 degrees.

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