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Red tide poisoning sends two endangered turtles to CROW

Posted at 8:17 AM, May 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-01 08:17:16-04

Sanibel, fla.-- Two sea turtles are recovering at the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, on Sanibel island.

The first patient is a young adult Loggerhead Sea Turtle. The turtle was admitted to CROW over the weekend with signs of red tide poisoning. 

The other is a juvenile Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle. It also was admitted to the clinic with symptoms consistent with red tide poisoning. Both turtles will recover, before it is determined if they can return to the wild. Both the Loggerhead and Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtles are considered endangered species.