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CROW, Turtle Time volunteers release loggerhead sea turtle

June 12, 2018
Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife released a sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle today on Fort Myers Beach with the help of Turtle Time volunteers. The group rescued the turtle on May 29 when it was found floating upside down in the surf. It was transported to CROW, where it received care and treatment for brevetoxicosis, also known as red tide poisoning. Before being released, the turtle was tagged with a passive integrated transponder tag and a flipper tag on each of its front flippers. It is the fifth sea turtle in 2018 to be treated and released from the Sanibel clinic for red tide poisoning.

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