Elastigirl's Story

Elastigirl was rescued from the Dania Beach Fishing Pier after being hooked and entangled in fishing line. She was brought to Gumbo Limbo Nature Center where she is currently being treated.

Close up of a green sea turtle laying on a treatment table entangled in fishing line.

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

Location: Dania Beach, FL
Concern: Hook & Line
Status: Released

Weight: 8.45 kg 18.62 lbs

Updates

2019-Oct-28 Released at Red Reef Park.
2019-Sept-5 Hook was surgically removed.
2019-Aug-29 X-ray shows fishing hook is deep in esophogus.
2019-Aug-28 Rescued from Dania Beach Fishing Pier after being hooked and entangled in fishing line. Hook was visible in the throat.