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Sea turtle to be euthanized

JEKYLL ISLAND, GA (WTOC) -

The Jekyll Island Authority's Georgia Sea Turtle Center has decided to euthanize Griffin the sea turtle.

The adult male loggerhead sea turtle has been under the care of the GSTC staff for more than three years.

Griffin went through extensive diagnostic testing, which ultimately determined that he was suffering from a condition similar to a human stroke, according to the center.  Long term treatment and physical therapy for his condition were encouraging at first, but he plateaued and is not making progress. 

The center has spent three and a half years and exhausting all efforts to rehabilitate Griffin to his pre-stroke condition, according to the center.

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