Under NOAA permit 21260,

The turtle rescue team was out searcing for a reported juvenile green that had a hook in its eyelid. I got side tracked when I encountered a small juvenile hawksbill, quite unexpectedly. The hooked green was found and captured for a shoreside hook removal and PIT tagging. Ultimately it was decided to also capture the hawksbill for measurements and pit tagging.

Foraging prior to capture:

For head scale unique ID purposes:

Video of foraging:


The Release: