Vader's Story

This loggerhead suffered from a severe fishing line entanglement and femoral fracture to their front left flipper. They also had a few old boat strike injuries that left the carapace deformed. A fishing hook was removed from their throat via surgery. Unfortunately, about a week later Vader stopped eating and passed away. We hope this sea turtle serves as an example of the importance of safe fishing and boating practices for marine life.

Patient Information
Intake Photo

Name: Vader
Species: Loggerhead
Age: Juvenile
Admission date: 6/29/22
Ailment: Entanglement
Weight: 20.1 kg

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