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Hospital in Marathon Rescues Four Sick, Young Green Sea Turtles

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    Hospital in Marathon Rescues Four Sick, Young Green Sea Turtles
    The Turtle Hospital
    "Jem", a juvenile green sea turtle checked into the Turtle Hospital Monday

    A Marathon animal hospital is busy helping to rehabilitate four young, sick sea turtles, and they're advising residents and visitors that more turtles may be in distress.

    The Turtle Hospital says the four, very lethargic green sea turtles were found floating and unable to dive close to the shore ocean side of the Upper Keys in the past 48 hours.

    The turtles were picked up by an ambulance and brought to the hospital for care.

    Through blood tests, doctors found that the tiny patients had extremely low, life threatening glucose levels.

    The hospital is advising residents and visitors that there could be even more baby green sea turtles in distress in the area.

    If you see a sea turtle in distress, you're asked to call The Turtle Hospital's 24-hour stranding line at (305) 481-7669.

    You can also call the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission at (888) 404-FWCC.

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