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Rare turtle washed up in Cumbria

One of the world's rarest sea turtles is being cared for at the Lake District Coast Aquarium in Maryport. But its health is failing and it needs to be moved to a new centre to receive treatment.

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Rare turtle found in Cumbria dies

The Kemp's Ridley turtle's health deteriorated. Credit: ITV Border

A rare Kemp's Ridley sea turtle, which washed up on the Cumbrian coastline, has now died.

It was being cared for at the Lake District Coast Aquarium in Maryport.

The endangered turtle outlived several others that had been found in Europe, but had stopped eating, and was losing weight.

It passed away just half an hour before it was due to be moved to the Lakes Aquarium in Windermere, which has specialist feeding equipment.

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