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The South Carolina Aquarium recently rehabilitated a sea turtle who had ingested latex. This is his story.
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The South Carolina Aquarium recently rehabilitated a sea turtle who had ingested latex. This is his story.

Tom Barton covers South Carolina politics for The State. He has spent more than a decade covering local governments and politicians in Iowa and South Carolina, and has won awards from the S.C. Press Association and Iowa Newspaper Association for public service and feature writing.

Avery G. Wilks is The State’s senior S.C. State House and politics reporter. He occasionally fills in as an editor of The State’s award-winning State House team. He grew up in Chester, S.C., and graduated from the University of South Carolina’s top-ranked Honors College in 2015.