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Longboat Key Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011 3 years ago

Journey to health

by: Observer Staff

Johnny Vasco de Gama, the endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtle, underwent rehabilitation after being stranded in the Netherlands — thousands of miles away from home. He was rescued in November 2008. On Tuesday, Nov. 29, Mote Marine Laboratory received him, gave him a brief physical exam and moved him to a medical pool. He was under the weather, and after two-and-a-half years, he soon will be under the water.


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