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Welcome to Colorado!

Colorado is a 161-pound loggerhead that was admitted to the hospital on March 25th with four boat propeller strikes toward the rear of his shell. He was found floating just north of Cudjoe Key by Mark and Cindy Sampson while they were fly fishing from their boat. Upon arriving at the Hospital, it was pretty clear to staff that [...]
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