Sea Turtle Recovering After She Was Found Tangled In 37 Pounds Of Marine Trash

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Sea Turtle Recovering After She Was Found Tangled In 37 Pounds Of Marine Trash

Katydid could not dive for food and was found starving.

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A sea turtle that was found stuck in marine debris and an illegal fishing net is on the road to recovery after she was pulled from the ocean by Florida Fish and Wildlife wardens March 13. The turtle, named Katydid, was found entangled in about 37 pounds of illegal fishing gear and a large plastic basket off the coast, starving as she was unable to dive for food.

Our newest patient, Katydid, was found entangled in 37 pounds of marine debris including illegal fishing gear and a…

Posted by Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Inc. on Saturday, March 14, 2020

The staff at the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center believe the reptile had been dragging the trash around for several months, based on her condition. In addition to malnutrition, she is suffering from pneumonia, but the medical staff is optimistic that she will make a full recovery.


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The Gumbo Limbo Nature Center is looking for donations to help the chelonian in her recovery. If you wish to donate, you can do so by following https://www.gumbolimbo.org/general-donations.