Gnat's Story

Gnat was rescued from the Deerfield Beach International Pier after being hooked by a recreational fisherman. The fisherman reported the hooked turtle immediately for assistance. Gnat swallowed the hook, which will require surgical removal.

Close up of a green sea turtle laying on a treatment table. Fishing line tapped to the carapace.

 
Species:
Green Sea Turtle
Age: Juvenile (~1-3 yrs)

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

Weight: 2.9 kg 6.4 lbs

Updates

2020-Mar-17 Released by Broward County Sea Turtle Conservation Program.
2020-Mar-14 Cleared for release by veterinarian. Applied flipper and pit tags.
2020-Mar-6 Veterinarian removed sutures from throat. Offering soft foods.
2020-Feb-25 Hook surgically removed from throat. Recovering in water.
2020-Feb-23 Rescued from the Deerfield Beach International Fishing Pier after swallowing a hook.