balloon in Kemp’s-Witherington-rs

Kemp's ridley juvenile from 65 NM west of Sarasota FL. The turtle had ingested the latex end of a toy balloon.

Ribbon trail of the balloon swallowed by a Kemp’s ridley juvenile off the Sarasota, FL coast. Photo: Blair Wirthington
photo, Blair Witherington (http://myd.as/p6429)

Kemp’s ridley juvenile from 65 NM west of Sarasota FL. The turtle had ingested the latex end of a toy balloon. The synthetic ribbon trailed from the turtle and was wrapped around the front flippers. The balloon was removed by lavage and turtle released.

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