The turtle originally came from a nest in West Barnstable, Massachusetts, that researchers determined was in a hazardous location and needed to be moved. After hatching, turtles in what are called “head start” nests are sent to different care centers to be monitored before their release in the spring, the Cape Cod Times reported.
Center veterinarian Priya Patel and other staff members will monitor the turtle, which they nicknamed Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen after the twin celebrities. The staff is hoping to perform a CT scan to learn more about its circulatory system through 3-D imagery.
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