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bcr229 11-01-2019 09:20 AM

Turtle returning to ocean after recovering from spear attack
 
https://apnews.com/baec42f5ac234f2681b5e0b3ae65053f

Turtle returning to ocean after recovering from spear attack
November 1, 2019

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — A federally protected green sea turtle is being released in the Florida Keys after recovering from a spear shot into its neck.

The 150-pound (68-kilogram) female, dubbed “Splinter,” will be returned to the Atlantic Ocean Friday morning at Higgs Beach in Key West.

The turtle was rescued off Key Largo Sept. 7 entangled in a commercial fishing trapline. The reptile was transported to the Middle Keys-based Turtle Hospital in Marathon, where a veterinarian surgically removed the 3-foot-long (1-meter-long) spear.

Hospital personnel also provided additional treatment, which included wound care, broad-spectrum antibiotics and a diet of natural sea grass, green vegetables and seafood.

Several Florida Keys businesses have joined with the hospital to pledge a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever speared the turtle.


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