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Aquarium of the Pacific employees Stephanie Herdt (left), veterinary technician, and Joanna Choi release a green sea turtle that was rescued in Malibu after being caught by a fisherman. Photos Submitted
Mike Remski, Marine Mammal Rehabilitation Manager at California Wildlife Center, rescues an injured sea turtle on Sept. 1 in Malibu.
An X-ray taken at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach shows a deeply lodged fishing hook which required surgery for removal. The turtle is still recovering at the aquarium.
Lauren Finkler, Editor
12:07 am PDT September 21, 2016

Sharks, seals and sea lions are common patients at the California Wildlife Center, but something peculiar happened on Aug. 9.

The California Wildlife Center rescued the first green sea turtle its staff has ever seen. The turtle was caught by a fisherman’s line at Malibu’s Topanga Beach, reeled in, and became stuck in tidepool rocks.