One major threat that sea turtles face is fishing line entanglement. Meet “Finnegan”. Finnegan had severe entanglement around his left front flipper and as a result he will need to stay with us for at least the next year as we try different treatment options that will hopefully allow him to keep his flipper. Unfortunately, if we do not see signs of improvement, he may need that flipper amputated. As you enjoy the beach this Labor Day weekend, please remember to practice “turtle safe” fishing by not leaving behind any fishing line or hooks. If you do hook a turtle, please contact us at 956-761-4511 or 956-243-4361 before releasing the turtle.
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