- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 17, 2015

SANIBEL ISLAND, Fla. (AP) - A wildlife rehabilitation clinic is draining its bank account to care for an injured, 132-pound loggerhead sea turtle that was gashed by a boat propeller.

Boaters found the turtle in May with two deep gashes in the shell.

The turtle is now on a slow road to recovery, but veterinarians at the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife in Sanibel Island aren’t sure yet if she will survive.

The News-Press (https://newspr.es/1Bg975Q) reports that waterproof bandages, antibiotics, pain medications and food cost the clinic around $300 a week, and factoring in labor, water and electricity, water quality checks and surgeries, the entire cost comes to between $200 and $300 a day. The clinic is the only licensed sea turtle clinic between Sarasota and Miami.


Information from: The (Fort Myers, Fla.) News-Press, https://www.news-press.com

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