Ellie is an Atlantic green sea turtle. She was found by visitors at the mouth of South Bay. She was entangled in a discarded drift anchor. The line was wrapped around her front left flipper. She was bloated, lethargic and bleeding from the mouth. The flipper, unfortunately, had already lost blood flow for along period of time and was necrotic (dead) so it had to be amputated. Ellie came out of the surgery very well and is recovering in ICU.
Update: Ellie was moved to rehabilitation Tank 1 with several other juvenile Atlantic green sea turtles. She is expected to be ready for release in fall 2013.