Naomi Parker's Story

Naomi Parker was rescued from Jupiter Beach, Fl with a fishing hook in her mouth and fishing line coming out of her mouth. She also presented fibropapilloma tumors near her front and rear flippers.

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

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

Location: Jupiter Beach, FL
Concern: Hooked &
Status: Critical

Weight: 6.0 kg 13.2 lbs


2021-Mar-19 Passed 54'' of fishing line. Continue to monitor for hook.
2021-Mar-07 Veterinarian removed hook in mouth. Give mineral oil to help pass internal hook. Monitor fecal for hooks and line.
2021-May-06 Rescued from Jupiter Beach and brought to Gumbo Limbo Nature Center. Begin supportive medications and completed diagnostics bloodwork and radiographs. Radiographs revealed a hook in turtle's GI.