Apple Juice's Story

Apple Juice was rescued from the Dania Beach Pier by the Broward County Sea Turtle Program after being hooked by a recreational fisherman. The fisherman reported the hooked turtle immediately for assistance and the turtle was transferred to Gumbo Limbo Nature Center with the hook still lodged in the throat.

Close up of juvenile green sea turtle swimming in a rehabilitation tank.

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

Location: Dania Beach, FL
Concern: Hook
Status: Recovering

Weight: 7.6 kg 16.7 lbs


2020-Aug-11 Flipper tags applied and released in Boca Raton.
2020-Aug-6 Veterinarian cleared for release!
2020-Jul-18 Active and eating well.
2020-Jul-1 Started supportive care and offering food.
2020-Jun-30 Readiographs show hook present at the back of mouth. Veterinarian performed hook removal procedure.
2020-Jun-29 Rescued from the Dania Beach Pier.