The health of a sea turtle is being assessed by marine specialists after it washed up at Auckland’s Muriwai Beach earlier this week – something the Department of Conservation (DoC) says is a scarce event, Newshub reports. According to DoC biodiversity supervisor Molly Hicks, the turtle, believed to be an olive ridley sea turtle, is being cared for and its condition will be monitored. Olive ridley sea turtles nest in very few places, and are more commonly found in the warm waters of the Pacific, Indian and Atlantic oceans.
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