Wormhole's Story

Wormhole was rescued from the Deerfield Beach International Fishing Pier after being hooked by a fisherman. The hook was removed and Wormhole made a full recovery. After being released from Red Reef Park, Wormhole was hooked again at the same pier and swallowed the fish hook. He underwent a procedure to remove the fish hook. He has made a full recovery and was released at Spanish River Park, FL.

Close up of a green sea turtle laying on a towel.


Species: Green Sea Turtle
Age: Juvenile (~3-5 yrs)

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

Weight: 2.65 kg 5.8 lbs

Updates

2019-Aug-13 Released at Spanish River Park, FL.
2019-Aug-06 Cleared for release by veterinarian.
2019-Jul-09 Fishing hook removed from throat. Monitor recovery.
2019-Jul-07 Rescued from Deerfield Beach International Fishing Pier with fishing hook caught in throat and brought to Gumbo Limbo Nature Center. Acoustic transmitter still intact.
2019-Jun-21 Affixed with acoustic transmitter and released from Red Reef Park.
2019-Jun-16 Hook removed from jaw. X-rays confirmed no internal hooks.
2019-Jun-16 Rescued from Deerfield Beach International Fishing Pier with fish hook in lower right jaw and taken to Gumbo Limbo Nature Center.