Zatanna's Story

Zatanna was rescued from the Deerfield Beach International Fishing Pier after being incidentally hooked by a fisherman. Zatanna had a hook embedded in the back of her mouth. 

Close up of a Zatanna laying on a treatment table after hook removal surgery.

Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Age: Sub-Adult (~10-15 yrs)

Deerfield Beach, FL
Concern: Hook
Status: Released

Weight: 47.5 kg 104.7 lbs

Tracking Zatanna

Zatanna was outfitted with a satellite transmitter prior to release. Follow along with Zatanna's journey!


2020-Mar-18 Released at Coral Cove Park in Tequesta, FL.
2020-Mar-14 Cleared for release by veterinarian. Flipper and pit tagged.
2020-Feb-10 Appetite and activity level has improved since passing of plastic.
2020-Feb-3 Passed over 100 pieces of plastic.
2020-Jan-21 Offered food for the first time after surgery. Interested in shrimp.
2020-Jan-14 Hook surgically removed. Recovering in water. 
2020-Jan-13 Rescued from Deerfield Beach International Fishing Pier. X-Ray confirmed hook was present in mouth.