Green (Chelonia mydas)

Age Class Juvenile
Gender Unknown
Date Stranded June 20, 2020
Location of Stranding Blind Pass Beach in Englewood, FL
Date of Arrival June 20, 2020
Number of Days of Care 19 days

Final Disposition

07/08/2020  Hookee was released off Casey Key!


06/20/2020  Hookee was accidentally caught while fisherman were fishing off Blind Pass Beach in Englewood, FL. They called the Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium's stranding hotline and held the turtle until our team arrived. Hookee was brought to the Sea Turtle Hospital for hook removal and rehabilitation. The hook was not easily removable so Hookee will need to have a surgical procedure to remove it.

06/22/2020  Hookee was sedated and had the hook removed from the esophagus. Hookee will need to heal quick before being released.

06/28/2020  Hookee ate seafood for the first time with us today!

07/08/2020  Hookee was released off of a private beach on Casey Key!

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