A juvenile Kemp’s ridley treated for ingestion of a balloon by the Sea Turtle Hospital at Mote Marine Laboratory. The young turtle washed up on a sandbar Tuesday, July 14,2009 near the south end of Lido Key, Florida. Swimmers who found the turtle called Mote biologists, who brought the turtle in for treatment. the turtle is 22.1 cm carapace length and 1.5 kg on admission to the hospital.
L. Byrd – Sea Turtle Hospital, Mote Marine Laboratory