Everglades is a juvenile green sea turtle that was rescued after an accidental hooking at the Deerfield Beach International Fishing Pier. The sea turtle rehabilitation staff immediately removed the fishing hook stuck in their jaw and provided treatment for inflammation. After a few weeks of supportive care, pain management, and a veggie only diet, Everglades has made a full recovery and is back in the ocean!
Age class: Juvenile
Ailment: Fishing Hook
Weight: 5.55 kg
8/25/22: Admitted for rehab. Hook in right side of jaw removed, x-rays show no internal hooks present.
8/26/22: Begin supportive care regiment, pain management, and fluid therapy.
9/1/22: Start veggie only diet of seagrasses, vegetables, and algae.
9/6/22: Stop medications, continue veggie diet and enrichment.
9/29/22: Tagged and released!