Do you remember “Splinter,” the endangered green sea turtle who was found speared and entangled in fishing net?
Well, he’s better, and he just got released. Cheered by spectators, staff and volunteers from the Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital in Marathon released the 150-pound female at Key West’s Higgs Beach.
“Splinter” was transported to the Turtle Hospital, where a veterinarian determined the three-foot-long spear actually spanned more than half the turtle’s body and performed emergency surgery to remove it.
Read more about his release in this week’s Weekly newspapers!