Quantum's Story

Quantum was rescued from the Deerfield Beach International Fishing Pier after getting hooked in the right flipper by a fisherman. The hook was able to be removed that same day. Quantum has recovered and was released from Spanish River Park with an acoustic transmitter and satellite transmitter. To follow Quantum's journey since his release, check out our webpage on satellite tracking!

A green sea turtle swimming in a rehabilitation tank with a satellite tag.


Species: Green Sea Turtle
Age: Juvenile (~7-10 yrs)

Location: Deerfield Beach, FL
Concern: Fishing Hook
Status: Released

Weight: 17.3 kg 38 lbs

Updates

2019-May-30 Released at Spanish River Park, Palm Beach County.
2019-May-29 Acoustic transmitter and satellite transmitter attached to carapace. Cleared for release.
2019-Apr-19 Began treating wounds with honey every other day.
2019-Apr-18 Rescued from Deerfield Beach International Fishing Pier after being hooked in front right flipper by a fisherman. Hook removed.