DUCK KEY, Fla. — A loggerhead sea turtle is recovering in the Florida Keys after having a basketball-sized tumor removed.
A family was boating last Thursday when they came upon a turtle, which they named Chomper because it tried to bite their boat, caught in a fishing line off Duck Key.
Hospital manager Bette Zirkelbach said it’s rare to find tumors on a loggerhead.
“In 30 years, we’ve never seen a tumor that big,” Zirkelbach told the Miami Herald.
Chomper is expected to recover.
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