Toni Morrison was rescued by beachgoers near Lauderdale by the Sea. Toni was found entangled in fishing gear that was attached to a bouy. The line was wrapped tightly around the front flippers and head causing a severe laceration to the front flipper and several abrasions on the head and carapace.
Species: Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle
Age: Juvenile (~1-3 yrs)
Location: Lauderdale by the Sea
Weight: 1.1 kg 6.50 lbs
|2021-June-06||Swimming well in shallow water. Eating well.|
|2021-June-03||Lethargic swimming in shallow water.|
|2021-June-02||Rescued from Lauderdale by the Sea. Emergency amputation conducted by veterinarian to remove flipper irreparably damaged by fishing gear entanglement. Dry docked overnight to recover from surgery.|