Yoo-Hoo's Story

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

Close up of a green sea turtle laying on a treatment table.

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

Location: Dania Beach Pier, FL
Concern: Hook
Status: Released

Weight: 3.95 kg 8.7 lbs


2020-Dec-10 Released in Boca Raton, FL.
2020-Dec-08 Passed hook.
2020-Dec-02 Hook is still passing through the lower intestinal tract.
2020-Nov-17 Hook has moved to the lower intestinal tract.
2020-Nov-10 Hook has moved slighty down the esophagus. Continue supportive care.
2020-Nov-03 Hook in throat removed by veterinarian. Second hook is too far down and will need to pass naturally. Continue monitoring hook progress with x-rays. Begin mineral oil treatment to help pass the hook.
2020-Nov-02 Rescued from Dania Beach, FL after swallowing a hook. X-rays revealed a second hook further down in the esophagus.