Sea Turtle Receives Experimental Surgery

Veterinarians successfully completed experimental skull surgery on a green sea turtle Thursday at N.C. State University in Raleigh. They say the turtle, which is too young to easily tell its gender, needed the operation to close a three-inch gash to the head that had exposed the protective membrane sheathing its tiny brain.

The turtle called Holden III washed up a month ago on Holden Beach…

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/nc-state-veterinarians-perform-experimental-surgery-to-repair-endangered-sea-turtles-skull/2012/07/19/gJQAhztywW_story.html

Josh is a primary contributor to the Holden Beach Community Blog, focusing on sharing local news and event information with locals and visitors. He grew up at Holden Beach working for family businesses. As a kid, you could have found him riding his bike to old Jeff's Grocery for a few candy treats or working the checkout counter at Beach Mart.

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