Massive leatherback sea turtle admitted to South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Hospital

At 441-pounds and approximately 5-feet-long, Mariner is the newest patient at the South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Hospital, taking 10 people to lift her. It is believed this juvenile leatherback sea turtle was stranded during the King Tide.The sea turtle rescue program team will work to figure out what is wrong with her, while she rests and receives fluids and vitamins. Leatherback sea turtles are the largest turtle on earth and in some areas are considered critically endangered.
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