Peter Parker was rescued from the Deerfield Beach International Fishing Pier after being incidentally hooked by a fisherman. Peter Parker swallowed hook and line, and has an entanglement injury to his flipper.
Species: Green Sea Turtle
Age: Sub-Adult (10-15 yrs)
Location: Deerfield Beach, FL
Concern: Hook & entanglement
Weight: 37.6 kg 82.8 lbs
Affixed with acoustic transmitter. Public release held at Spanish River Park in Boca Raton, Florida.
|2020-Feb-11||Cleared for release by veterinarian.|
Moved to larger tank for physical therapy behind the scenes.
|2019-Dec-10||Left flipper was amputated due to the severity of the monofilament line entanglement injury.|
|2019-Nov-30||Passed large amount of monofilament and braided nylon fishing line in bowel movement. Believed to be all fishing line swallowed.|
|2019-Nov-27||Began passing monofilament. Unable to pass all of it. Monitoring and continuing medication.|
|2019-Nov-13||Passed braided nylon fishing line.|
|2019-Nov-19||Performed endoscopic examination of esophagus to determine extent of fishing line swallowed. Unable to locate end of monofilament. Trimmed line and began medications to help pass the fishing line.|
|2019-Nov-18||X-Ray confirmed hook also present in throat. Hook was removed without surgery. X-rays also confirmed fracture to the front left flipper caused by monofilament entanglement.|
|2019-Nov-16||Rescued from Deerfield Beach International Fishing Pier. Entanglement injury to front left flipper. Hook removed from front right flipper.|