Inverness is a subadult Loggerhead sea turtle that was rescued from the Deerfield Beach International Fishing Pier with a hook in their throat and fishing line entangled around their front flippers. This notorious sea turtle has since stranded and been recaptured at several fishing piers and re-released in suitable habitats all around the state (note the interesting tracking routes)! Inverness arrived back at Gumbo Limbo in August 2022 with more fishing hooks, but was successfully re-released in Biscayne Bay National Park in October, where we hope she will enjoy the habitat and refrain from returning to another pier!
Species: Loggerhead (Cc)
Age: Subadult (~10-15 yrs)
Location: Deerfield Beach, FL
Weight: 38.7 kg
11/11/21: Released at Dry Tortugas National Park.
11/9/21: Outfitted with a satellite tag.
11/1/21: Cleared for release by veterinarian.
10/18/21: Eating well and active. In full tank.
10/9/21: Wounds healing well. Feed lobster tails whole with shell on.
9/30/21: Passed 3 hook fragments, possibly from a treble hook.
9/21/21: Wounds healing well. Raised water level. Continue supportive medications, honey application, and monitoring fecal for hook fragments.
9/14/21: Hook removal surgery performed by veterinarian. Apply honey daily.
9/11/21: Rescued from Deerfield Beach International Fishing Pier and brought to Gumbo Limbo Nature Center. Radiographs revealed 2 large J hooks in throat and 3 hook fragments in GI. Bloodwork and supportive care started. In shallow water.