BALTIMORE (AP) — Officials at the National Aquarium in Baltimore are trying to determine why a sea turtle who had been in its care for nearly 20 years died unexpectedly over the weekend.
The National Aquarium announced the death of female sea turtle Calypso in a tweet on Monday.
We are deeply saddened to share that Calypso, our beloved green sea turtle, passed away unexpectedly Sunday night.
Calypso came to the National Aquarium in 2002, after stranding in the Long Island Sound with an infected left flipper that was later amputated. pic.twitter.com/Rn8CnVo1n1
— National Aquarium (@NatlAquarium) February 3, 2020
Officials said she came to the National Aquarium in 2002 after being stranded in the Long Island Sound with an infected left flipper that was later amputated.
She weighed just 6 pounds when she was rescued, and grew to weigh a hefty 500 pounds.
The aquarium said Calypso was in good health and displayed no clear signs of distress leading up to her death.
A necropsy will be performed.
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