Patient Updates

10/07/2023  Turtle was found floating in Fozzard Creek, Port Orange in Volusia County and brought to Volusia County Marine Science Center. Turtle has evidence of a healed boat strike.

10/08/2023  Goofy was transferred to The Sea Turtle Hospital at Whitney Laboratory for Marine Science in St. Augustine for treatment because it shows signs of fibropapillomatosis.

10/18/2023  Grand Teton, Goofy, Figaro, and Cri-kee were transferred from White Lab to Mote for continued care in order to make space for incoming turtles on the east coast of Florida.  

10/20/2023  Goofy is active and eating well. Injectable antibiotics were discontinued, and turtle is now on oral antibiotics every other day.  

10/27/2023 Goofy continues to do well. The depth of the tank was increased to full and daily diet is being increased.  

11/11/2023  Goofy is very active and eating well. His tank is at full depth. Planning on scheduling pap tumor removal surgery soon now that blood values are normalizing.

11/16/2023 Goofy and Grand Teton both had surgery today to remove fibropapilloma tumors. The tumor load on both turtles was minimal, so only local anesthesia was necessary. Both turtles were back in their tanks and eating well by the end of the day.

12/20/2023  Goofy was released on the East Coast today!