His Story

Species: Loggerhead (Caretta caretta)
Age Class Adult
Gender Male
Date Stranded June 1, 2023
Location of Stranding Navarre Beach Fishing Pier, Santa Rosa County, FL
Date of Arrival June 1, 2023
Number of Days of Care 12 days
photo credit: Island Turtle Watch

06/01/2023  Turtle was rescued at the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier located in Santa Rosa County, Florida. Tank suffered from multiple hook ingestion after being caught in recreational fishing gear.  He was rescued and rehabilitated at the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park. Funding for care was provided by the Animal Welfare Institute - Christine Stevens Wildlife Award.

06/13/2023  After a full recovery, Tank was released at Inlet Beach located in South Walton County, FL !  Prior to release, he was outfitted with a satellite tag. 

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