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2 sea turtles impacted by red tide being treated at Clearwater Marine Aquarium

CLEARWATER – The Clearwater Marine Aquarium is currently caring for two sea turtles affected by red tide.

“Alexis Rose” and “Chandler” are being cared for by the aquarium during the ongoing red tide issue in the Tampa Bay area.

Both of the Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles have been affected by the algae bloom, experts say. Red tide exposure is confirmed through a blood test in the animals.