Titan's Story

Titan was hooked by a fisherman off the Deerfield Beach International Fishing Pier in her front left flipper. The hook was removed prior to her arrival at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center. The wound recovered, and Titan was released from Spanish River Park with an acoustic transmitter. Titan was then rescued again from the Deerfield Beach International Fishing Pier after being hooked a second, third, and fourth time, ultimately being released from Round Island Park in Indian River County, FL.

A green sea turtle swimming in a rehabilitation tank.


Species: Green Sea Turtle
Age: Juvenile (~1-5 yrs)

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

Weight: 2.8 kg 6.2 lbs

Updates

2019-Aug-07 Released from Round Island Park.
2019-Jul-02 Continue monitoring wound recovery.
2019-Jun-29 Hook removed from mouth. Monitor wound.
2019-Jun-28 Caught on Deerfield Beach International Fishing Pier for the fourth time. Acoustic transmitter still intact. Hook found in mouth.
2019-Jun-28 Released from Red Reef Park, Boca Raton, FL.
2019-Jun-26 Hook wound treated with honey. X-ray confirmed no internal hooks.
2019-Jun-25 Rescued from Deerfield Beach International Fishing Pier for the third time. Acoustic transmitter still intact. Hook was removed prior to rescue, and hook injury present in lower right jaw.
2019-Jun-14 Released from Red Reef Park, Boca Raton, FL.
2019-Jun-09 X-ray confirmed no internal hooks. Cleared for release.
2019-Jun-09 Caught on the Deerfield Beach Internation Fishing Pier for the second time. Acoustic transmitter still intact. Hook was removed by fishermen.
2019-May-30 Released from Spanish River Park, Boca Raton, FL.
2019-May-19 Treated with honey on wound.
2019-May-18 Rescued from Deerfield Beach International Fishing Pier with hook in front left flipper. X-ray confirmed no internal hooks.