JPK (May 2, 2008)
Found at the canoe beach in John Pennekamp State Park in Key Largo, a very emaciated juvenile Green Sea Turtle was picked up by Park Rangers. The turtle is very weak and is being kept out of water unless monitored by staff. With no interest in offered food, daily “force feedings” will be performed in addition to every other day antibiotic, vitamin injections and fluids.
Update May 5, 2008
Sadly, JPK did not make it. Necropsy reveled damaged and scarred intestines that were unable to process or pass food. The damage was most likely caused by ingestion of fish line or plastic
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