Species: Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)
Arrival Date: December 31, 2022
Stranding Location: Lantana, FL
Admission Weight: 15.84 lbs.
Current Weight: 16.46 lbs.
Initial Condition: Entanglement
Captain Hook is a juvenile green that found in Lantana, FL entangled in fishing line. Radiographs indicated a hook had been ingested and stuck in the esophagus.
Patient requires continued treatment but is progressing well.
Minor adjustments have been made to the patient's treatment.
Patient is off all medications.
2/5/2023 - Captain Hook was successfully released from Lantana Beach on Feb. 1, 2023.
1/24/2023 - Treatment includes wound care and antibiotics. Captain Hook is slated for release next week.
1/20/2023 - Treatment includes wound care and antibiotics.
1/13/2023 - Another hook was found in the front right flipper. Dr. Barron removed both hooks on Jan 3. A small incision was made over the barb of the hook, then the hook was pushed through the incision, and the barb was cut off before pulling the hook through completely.
12/31/2022 - New patient.