A rare sea turtle that washed up on Auckland’s Muriwai Beach has died on August 7 despite medical intervention by veterinarians, Stuff reports. The adult olive ridley turtle – believed to be female – arrived in Auckland Zoo’s care on August 3 after being found on the beach by a local resident. Tests confirmed the turtle had muscle parasite which has no specific treatment that eats away at the muscles, causes large amounts of muscle damage, and can fatally impact organs like kidneys and liver.

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