Recovery going well for sea turtle found on North Captiva

Photo via Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife

SANIBEL, Fla. — The prognosis is good for a sea turtle found in apparent ill health Saturday at Barnacle Phil’s restaurant in North Captiva, officials from the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife said.

The 52-pound adult green sea turtle was pale and suffering from a breathing issue and depression when it was taken to the clinic. It has a common disease that causes tumors to appear on the body of turtles, and it’s also believed to be suffering from red tide exposure.

But as of Sunday, the turtle is in great condition and is receiving the food and water it needs, according to the clinic. It should be released soon, the clinic said.

Photo via Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife
Photo via Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife

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