Macklemore

RESCUES

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Macklemore

Macklemore

MAR 2021

MACKLEMORE

cHELONIA MYDAS

Macklemore is a juvenile green turtle that was captured by East Coast Biologists while conducting marine turtle population studies in July 2020. The turtle was captured a second time in August 2020 and was not looking very healthy. The turtle was transported to Brevard Zoo Sea Turtle Healing Center due to heavy barnacle load on its carapace and overall lethargy. There, Macklemore spent a few months receiving care before being released in October 2020. In March 2021, East Coast Biologists re-captured Macklemore, who  still appeared to be a happy, healthy turtle munching on algae!

RELEASED

Venus

VENUS

JULY 2020

VENUS

cHELONIA MYDAS

East Coast Biologists captured Venus while conducting marine turtle population studies in July 2020. The turtle had severe wounds from monofilament (fishing) line that was so tightly wrapped around both front flippers that it had cut through the skin. East Coast Biologists transported Venus to Brevard Zoo Sea Turtle Healing Center (STHC) where they found that the fishing line cut through to the bone of both front flippers. Venus survived its injuries and currently remains a patient at Brevard Zoo STHC.

BOB & DOUG

BOB'n'DOUG

JULY 2020

BOB'n'DOUG

cHELONIA MYDAS

Bob'n'Doug is a juvenile green turtle that was captured by East Coast Biologists while conducting their population studies in July 2020. This little green turtle had monofilament line wrapped around its right front flipper that also trailed out of its mouth. East Coast Biologists transported Bob'n'Doug to Brevard Zoo Sea Turtle Healing Center (STHC). Bob'n'Doug survived its injuries and was released Aug 2020.

East Coast Biologists, Inc., a not-for-profit organization, is permitted through NOAA/National Marine Fisheries Service and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to conduct marine turtle research since 2003. Much of our research has been funded through the Florida Sea Turtle License Plate Grants Program and local government agencies.

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