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Species: Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta caretta)
Rescued: August 6th, 2018
Weight upon admittance: 110 lbs

Mantis stranded behind Sharky’s Restaurant on Front Beach, found floating, recovered by Beach Patrol on a jetski and was brought to Gulf World Marine Institute by a Beach and Surf lifeguard. The animal measured 80 cm long and weighed 50 kg (110 lbs) when admitted (subadult). Mantis was lethargic, in poor body condition and had buoyancy control problems. The animal was placed on  antibiotics. The animal has regained control of its body in the water column and is gaining weight.

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