MARK (April 28, 2008)
Found floating near John Pennekamp State Park in Key Largo, this sub adult Loggerhead has a severely impacted intestine.
It would appear from the X-rays that the turtle has been eating sponges or seaweed. The blockage is being treated with laxatives and enemas.
Update May 2, 2008
The material impacting the intestines has been identified as Spiny Sea Urchins. Fragments of spines and shells have been passed
Update May 19, 2008
Mark did not make it. The intestine blockage was so sever that it had affected other organs.
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