Green (Chelonia mydas)

Age Class Juvenile
Gender Unknown
Date Stranded October 1, 2020
Location of Stranding Admirality Club in Port Orange, FL
Date of Arrival October 29, 2020
Number of Days of Care 36 days

10/01/2020  This juvenile green sea turtle was found floating near the Admirality Club in Port Orange, FL on the east coast. The turtle was taken to the Marine Science Center - Lighthouse Point Park for care where is was deemed "Sting".

10/29/2020  Due to running out of rehabilitation space, the turtle was transferred to Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium's Sea Turtle Hospital for continued care. Sting presented with fibropapilloma tumors that will need to be surgically removed and an old boat strike wound on the carapace (top of shell).

10/30/2020  Sting is doing well and began eating immediately. Sting was put on an injectable antibiotic and injectable iron supplement.

11/14/2020  Sting has been doing great. Fibropapilloma removal surgery was performed and Sting is now tumor free! Now we will observe Sting for awhile watching for any tumor regrowths or new growth. Sting is on an oral antibiotic.

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