World Turle News, 12/13/2018
Data report comes in from deceased leatherback sea turtle washed ashore on Argyle Shore, Canada
Roughly a dozen veterinarian students were able to observe part of the four-hour necropsy performed Monday and look inside the turtle. The necropsy was done to determine the cause of death but also to gather useful information on the leatherback. Jones says no definitive cause of death has been determined yet, but further tests will take place in the coming weeks including analysis of different tissues to look for possible disease.
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