Rare turtle washes ashore at Stinson Beach

December 4, 2009 7:39:41 PM PST
A rare sea turtle that washed ashore at Stinson Beach has a new home.

The Marine Mammal Center rescued a female Olive Ridley turtle last week.

She was covered with barnacles, ghost shrimp and even crabs.

Donatello weighed just 54 pounds and was suffering from dehydration and malnutrition.

She is now recuperating at SeaWorld San Diego.

Olive Ridleys are rarely seen north of Mexico.


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