Vader's Story

Vader came to us with a lot of issues we were unfortunately unable to fix.

This turtle’s primarily ailment was a severe entanglement where fishing line cut off circulation to one of the flippers. They also had a few old boat strike injuries that left the shell deformed. While the hooks were removed successfully via surgery, about a week later Vader stopped eating and passed away. We hope this turtle serves as an example of the importance of safe fishing and boating.

Patient Information
Intake Photo

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

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