The Leo family was on board their sailboat when 7-year-old Kate spotted a fishing pole sticking straight up out of the water. As the family got closer it became clear a green sea turtle was entangled in the fishing line attached to the pole, dragging the pole through the water.
The injured green turtle, now known as "Twitch," is home again! Thanks to our partners at the Houston Zoo, the turtle was treated and recovered at NOAA's turtle hospital in Galveston, Texas.
Twitch was missing most of his left front flipper due to constriction fishing line around the flipper.