Sea Turtle ‘Luca’ Finds Home at Brevard Zoo After UCF Turtle Research Group’s Population Studies

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Luca was found with a fishing line tightly wrapped around its front right flipper

‘Luca’, a juvenile green sea turtle, was found in the Trident Basin during population studies conducted by UCF’s Marine Turtle Research Group on August 28. (Brevard Zoo image)

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – ‘Luca’, a juvenile green sea turtle, was found in the Trident Basin during population studies conducted by UCF’s Marine Turtle Research Group on August 28.

This sea turtle was found with a fishing line tightly wrapped around its front right flipper.

When found, the fishing line had cut through most of the flipper tissue and not much was holding their appendage in place.

The Brevard Zoo successfully removed its flipper and Luca began eating quickly after. Before capture, this sea turtle was observed foraging very well despite its severe flipper injury.

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