Warning – the below photo is disturbing, but it is a reality. It is of a Loggerhead sea turtle that was admitted into the Marine Science Center on 6/16/02, and it passed away on 6/18/02.
Cause of death: ingestion of foreign objects
Some of the contents removed from its digestive tract included:
plastic bags, multiple balloons, band aide, cigarette butt, electrical tape, cloth tape and much more.