Banff was discovered during a research study with our good friends and partners at Inwater Research Group. Radiographs revealed that Banff had a hook in their throat that would require surgery. Luckily, the hook was successfully removed, and after a speedy recovery we were proud to release Banff on August 8, 2022.
Admission date: 7/20/22
Ailment: Hook Injury
Weight: 6.75 kg
7/20/22: Rescued during research study, radiographs show a hook in the throat. Sea turtle admitted for rehab.
7/26/22: Hook removal surgery a success!
7/27/22: Continue to monitor post surgery, 3 days of fluids and pain management regiment.
7/30/22: Offering a veggie only diet to encourage foraging behavior when released.
8/5/22 Turtle Tagged and released!