- Associated Press - Friday, May 6, 2016

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Another endangered leatherback sea turtle is being treated at the South Carolina Aquarium in Charleston.

The turtle brought to the aquarium on Friday is 5-feet-long and weighs 440 pounds. A release said it was found in a creek near Folly Beach. It’s thought to have become stranded during an unusually high tide.

Crews from the aquarium and the Department of Natural Resources brought the turtle, now named Mariner, to the aquarium where it’s being treated with vitamins and fluids while veterinarians work to find out exactly what’s wrong.

It’s the second time in as many years a leatherback has been treated at the aquarium.

In March of 2015, a 475-pound leatherback named Yawkey was treated for five days before being released into the ocean at the Isle of Palms.



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