Hulk's Story

Hulk was rescued from Lantana Public Beach in Palm Beach County, FL with fishing line wrapped around his flipper and neck. Hulk was brought to Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, where the fishing line was removed from his flipper and neck.

Close up of a green sea turtle laying on the beach wrapped in fishing line on the beach.

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

Location: Lantana Public Beach, FL
Concern: Entanglement injuries
Status: Deceased

Weight: 0.95 kg 2.09 lbs


2019-Sep-27 Found deceased in tank. Necropsy showed plastic impaction in GI.
2019-Sep-24 Wound cleaned and sutured by veterinarian. Began leech application to reduce swelling.
2019-Sep-21 Entangled fishing line removed from around neck and flipper
2019-Sep-21 Rescued from Palm Beach County, FL , with fishing line entangled around flipper and neck. Taken to Gumbo Limbo Nature Center.