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Green sea turtle Captain Hook

Name: Captain Hook

Species: Green

Date admitted: June 25, 2021

Stranding location: Cape Canaveral

Status: In treatment

Admission notes: This juvenile green sea turtle was found struggling at the surface of the water in Cape Canaveral on June 25. A fisherman was trying to retrieve a ball of fishing line from the rocks and found that Captain Hook was attached. This sea turtle was wrapped in derelict fishing line and had a hook in the right side of their mouth. The puncture site had started to heal around the hook, which showed that they had been carrying it around for some time.