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									Green Sea Turtle Returns to Ocean After Tumor Removal                                      

              2:10 PM July 27, 2011


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                                             An 8.5-pound tumor was recently removed from a male green sea turtle         Barthold Receives AAVMC
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                                            Turtle Research in Honolulu, Hawaii. Robert A. Morris, DVM, MS, marine        Award
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                                            Dr. Morris has worked with the sea turtle program out of the Makai Animal     Vets Seeing Success
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                                            “I knew there would be a lot of bleeding from a previous removal of a five    Presidency
                                            pound tumor on another turtle in the same area,” Morris said. “Tying off      Abaxis Animal Health
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                                            procedure, Morris used Celox
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                                            bleeding. He said the product
                                            made the operation easier as
                                            very little blood loss occurred.

                                            George Balazs, a sea turtle
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