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CAPTAIN HOOK
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Caretta caretta

Juvenile

  ADMIT
AUGUST 8, 2003
RELEASED
SEPT 24,2003
Weight 36 kg  35 kg
SCL:  cm  62.3 cm
SCW:  cm  52.9 cm
THE STRANDING Found in a pound net in Core Sound with monofilament line of the long line type protuding from the beak.  The turtle had swallowed the hook.  PCV 32%.
THE TREATMENT The hook could be seen but not removed in house.  On August 26 the turtle was taken to the School of Veterinary Medicine at NC State in Raleigh, where the hook was removed by endoscopy.
SEPT 2003 After a soft diet for one week (squid, no spines or beaks) the turtle resumed a normal diet of hospital food (fish).