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A green sea turtle was found with a 3-foot-long spear in its neck and rescued, according to nonprofit Turtle Hospital in Marathon, Florida. The 150-pound, sub-adult turtle, named Splinter, was taken into surgery, and the spear was removed.

A green sea turtle was found with a 3-foot spear through its neck, entangled in a black rope, down in the Florida Keys. The Turtle Hospital is offering a $5,000 reward to track down who injured the endangered species.

The Turtle Hospital in the Florida Keys had to do emergency surgery to remove the spear from the turtle.

A green sea turtle was found with a 3-foot-long spear in its neck and rescued, according to nonprofit Turtle Hospital in Marathon, Florida. The 150-pound, sub-adult turtle, named Splinter, was taken into surgery, and the spear was removed.

Those with The Turtle Hospital hope to bring awareness to the incidents and stop predatory behavior against sea turtles.

X-rays showed the large stick spanned more than half the turtle's body, Turtle Hospital Manager Bette Zirkelbach said.

Those with The Turtle Hospital hope to bring awareness to the incidents and stop predatory behavior against sea turtles.

Sea turtle found off Key Largo with spear in its neck recovering at The Turtle Hospital

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Injured sea turtle gets MRI at Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital

Turtle released back to sea after rehabilitating at Turtle Hospital in Marathon

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