Zebra Longwing's Story

Zebra Longwing was rescued from the Deerfield Beach International Pier after being hooked by a recreational fisherman. The fisherman reported the hooked turtle immediately for assistance. Zebra Longwing was hooked in the right front flipper. 

Close up of a green sea turtle laying on a treatment table with a small fishing hook near head..

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

Location: Deerfield, FL
Concern: Hook
Status: Recovering

Weight: 3.45 kg 7.6 lbs


2020-Aug-11 Flipper and PIT tags applied. Affixed acoustic trasmitter to carapace. Released in Boca Raton.
2020-Aug-6 Veterinarian cleared for release! 
2020-Jun-24 Zebra Longwing ate all types of food offered.
2020-Jun-23 Rescued from the Deerfield Beach International Fishing Pier after being hooked in the flipper. The hook was removed and radiographs were completed to make sure there were no internal hooks present.