The Turtle Hospital. Rescue, Rehab, Release.




Wilma, a 187 pound female Loggerhead, was rescued on October 25th the 4 year anniversary of Hurricane Wilma. Wilma had obviously been in some trouble before, her carapace has two old prop scars and she is missing the tip of her right front flipper. However Wilma was rescued on Long Key, found entangled in fishing line. This is the second turtle we have recently rescued from this area suffering from a monofiliment fishing line entanglement. Unfortunetly, just like Cassandra (the previous rescue here) she has also ingested several fishing hooks. The Turtle Hospital and The Outdoor Resort are teaming up to alert the public to the dangers of discarded fishing gear by posting educational signage around the area. We hope this will help to ensure the safety of sea turtle in this area.

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