|Date Stranded||February 26, 2019|
|Location of Stranding||Brevard County|
|Date of Arrival||March 6, 2019|
|Number of Days of Care||153 days|
Tortuguero was released off of Cocoa Beach!
02/26/2019 Turtle was found by a beachgoer in front of Coconuts on the Beach restaurant in Cocoa Beach, FL. Animal is emaciated and covered in barnacles. Animal had a previously implanted PIT tag. Turtle had originally stranded in Georgia in 04/13/15 and was released 6/4/2015 in Amelia Island.
03/06/2019 Tortuguero was transferred to Mote for continued rehabilitation and treatment of fibropapilloma tumors. At time of rehab at Georgia Sea Turtle Center, there were no fibropapilloma tumors present.
03/07/2019 Tortuguero will be given subcutaneous fluids until eating well and is receiving injectable antibiotics. Did show interest in food today and ate a small amount when offered.
04/13/2019 Tortuguero is eating well and has been taken off medication. Turtle is next in line for its fibropapilloma tumor surgery.
05/24/2019 Tortuguero underwent fibropapillima tumor removal surgery today. As of today, TUMOR FREE! We now have to wait and observe to make sure there are no re-growths in the removal sites and that no new tumors grow in other areas.
06/17/2019 Tortuguero was pulled today for an exam. So far there are no tumor re-growths and no new tumor growth. Medically is still doing very well.
07/03/2019 Tortuguero was pulled for an exam, there were a couple tumor re-growths noted. Will continue to monitor but Tortuguero will possibly need another surgery.
07/12/2019 Tortuguero was pulled for a quick fibropapilloma removal surgery. Tort is once again TUMOR FREE!
08/02/2019 Tortuguero was medically cleared for release! Now we wait for coordinates as to where and a date to release!
08/05/2019 Tortuguero was released off of Cocoa Beach!