Turtles strand with skin diseases- Chalreston Post and Courier

The open, oozing flesh of a few of the sea turtles brought in to the aquarium “is a gruesome-looking thing,” says David Owens, College of Charleston biology professor who specializes in sea turtles and advises the hospital. It’s most likely a combination of stresses are responsible for the apparent, unusual spike in turtles stranded with skin problems, he says.


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