Rescued in Alabama, sea turtle dies at Mississippi Aquarium

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A threatened loggerhead sea turtle was found dead Friday at the Mississippi Aquarium, eight days after being accidentally hooked and then rescued at a state park on Alabama’s Gulf Coast.

© Provided by Associated Press This photo, provided by Aubrey Bianco of the Gulf State Park Fishing Pier in Gulf Shores, Ala., shows a fish hook dangling from the mouth of a turtle rescued there Oct. 7, 2021. A threatened loggerhead sea turtle has been found dead at the Mississippi Aquarium, eight days after being accidentally hooked and then rescued at an Alabama state park fishing pier. (Aubrey Bianco/Gulf State Park Fishing Pier via AP)

The turtle was brought ashore Oct. 7 and taken to the Alabama-Mississippi state line, where it was turned over to aquarium specialists for expert care.

© Provided by Associated Press This photo by Alexandra Ingrisano and provided by the Mississippi Aquarium shows Dr. Alexa Delaune of the aquarium injecting contrast dye into a catheter leading to the external jugular vein of a threatened male loggerhead sea turtle before a CT scan on Monday, Oct. 11, 2021 at Singing River Hospital in Gulfport, Miss. A threatened loggerhead sea turtle has been found dead at the Mississippi Aquarium, eight days after being accidentally hooked and then rescued at an Alabama state park fishing pier. (Alexandra Ingrisano/Mississippi Aquarium via AP)

The 97-pound (44-kilogram) turtle was very anemic and was swollen from protein deficiency. A post-mortem exam found that two fish hooks had perforated its small intestine, something that could lead to infection.

A third hook “was anchored at the entrance to the stomach,” Alexa Delaune, the aquarium’s vice president for veterinary services, wrote in an email. “The line from the hook extended down into the small intestines and caused them to become all bunched up,” blocking the large intestine.

© Provided by Associated Press This photo provided by the Mississippi Aquarium shows Veterinarian Technician Alexandra Chiarizia and an injured Loggerhead Sea Turtle in Gulfport, Miss. Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021. The Mississippi Aquarium is treating the critically ill and severely injured sea turtle rescued in Alabama. A threatened loggerhead sea turtle has been found dead at the Mississippi Aquarium, eight days after being accidentally hooked and then rescued at an Alabama state park fishing pier. (Celeste Forcier/Mississippi Aquarium via AP)

“Any one of these problems alone could kill an animal and he was dealing with all of them,” she wrote.

The turtle also had a severely damaged shell, probably from a boat propeller, Delaune said. Barnacles all over his head and body indicated how lethargic he had become.

A post-mortem revealed the turtle — initially thought to be female — was a male, Delaune added.

On Tuesday, she had described the turtle as tough but critically ill with a guarded prognosis.

Adult loggerhead sea turtles typically weigh 200 to 350 pounds (90 to 160 kilograms) as adults, with shells 2.5 to 3.5 feet (80 to 110 cm) long, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. However, this one wasn’t quite adult, Delaune said.

Where the the back of the 71-centimeter (2.3-foot) shell once curved outward was a shallow dent 30 centimeters (nearly 1 foot) wide. Large chunks of shell were missing and shattered bits remained. Barnacles there indicated that he’d been hit some time ago, noted biologist Aubrey Bianco, who is pier manager at the Gulf State Park Fishing Pier in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

© Provided by Associated Press Old damage to the rear of a rescued loggerhead sea turtle’s shell can be seen in this Oct. 7, 2021, photo, provided by Aubrey Bianco of Gulf State Park Fishing Pier in Gulf Shores, Ala. A threatened loggerhead sea turtle has been found dead at the Mississippi Aquarium, eight days after being accidentally hooked and then rescued at an Alabama state park fishing pier. (Aubrey Bianco/Gulf State Park Fishing Pier via AP)

Loggerheads are the most abundant sea turtle species nesting in the United States, but all found in U.S. waters are listed as endangered or threatened. Loggerheads in U.S. Pacific waters are listed as endangered; those in the U.S. Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico as threatened.

© Provided by Associated Press In this photo, provided by Aubrey Bianco of the Gulf State Park Fishing Pier in Gulf Shores, Ala., park assistant naturalist Cory Powell poses with a rescued loggerhead sea turtle on Oct. 7, 2021. Powell was keeping the public at a safe distance, while teaching people about sea turtles and what had happened to this one. The turtle was being treated at the Mississippi Aquarium, where it was found dead on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. (Aubrey Bianco/Gulf State Park Fishing Pier via AP)

“Loggerhead” is an old word for someone with an outsized head, and the turtles’ big heads support strong jaws that crunch crustaceans and shellfish.

This one broke a fishing line after being hooked Oct. 4 at the pier, Bianco said Wednesday.

© Provided by Associated Press In this photo provided by Alexa Delaune of the Mississippi Aquarium, Becky Slone and Janel Jenings of the Singing River Hospital radiology department in Gulfport, Mississippi, stand behind a rescued threatened loggerhead sea turtle before it is readied for a CT scan on Oct. 11, 2021. The hospital donated the scan so veterinarians could check on whether a boat propeller that severely damaged the animal’s shell also did harm to its spine or internal organs. The turtle was rescued Oct. 7, 2021, at a state park in Alabama after being hooked twice by anglers there. It was being treated at the aquarium, where it was found dead on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. (Alexa Delaune/Mississippi Aquarium via AP)

Alerted after the animal was hooked again on Oct. 7, park security officer Jacob Mitchum was able to take the fishing pole and carefully guide the turtle toward the beach, where he and a pier attendant waded in to bring it ashore.

“A little girl … gave us her beach towel so we could wet it and put it on the turtle,” and an adult couple brought their beach umbrella to further shield the animal from the sun, said Farren Dell, an assistant naturalist at the park.

Bianco, Dell and another assistant naturalist drove to meet aquarium staffers at a truck stop near the state line. Dr. Sean Perry, an aquarium veterinarian, did an ultrasound exam there to check the heart rate and other vital signs.

© Provided by Associated Press This photo provided by the Mississippi Aquarium shows an injured Loggerhead Sea Turtle in Gulfport, Miss. Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021. A threatened loggerhead sea turtle has been found dead at the Mississippi Aquarium, eight days after being accidentally hooked and then rescued at an Alabama state park fishing pier. (Celeste Forcier/Mississippi Aquarium via AP)

The propeller that broke the shell may have caused other damage. Delaune said the turtle seemed to have problems using the left rear flipper. The reptile underwent a CT scan Monday at Singing River Hospital, and veterinarians planned to check whether those images show injuries to the spine or internal organs.

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McConnaughey reported from New Orleans.

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