Rehabilitated loggerhead sea turtle released at Beacon Hill

Published: Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 11:11 AM.

Another turtle, an endangered juvenile green sea turtle found stranded on Panama City Beach, was scheduled to be released but hadn’t yet received the “all clear” from the GWMI veterinarian.

The green sea turtle was also found tangled in monofilaments. A release will be rescheduled once the turtle has been medically cleared to return to the water.

According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, improperly discarded monofilament fishing line can cause problems for marine life and the environment. 

Marine mammals, sea turtles, fish and birds become injured from entanglements or ingest the line, often dying as a result.

The FWC started the Monofilament Recovery & Recycling Program now provides recycling bins to more than 40 Florida counties.

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