Captain America's Story

Captain America was originally stranded on March 8, 2019 and was brought to Loggerhead Marinelife Center covered in barnacles and lethargic. After spending time in their rehabilitation center, he recently began to develop fibropapilloma tumors. He was then transferred to Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, where he is currently awaiting tumor removal surgery.

Close up of a green sea turtle laying on a towel.

Species: Green Sea Turtle
Age: Juvenile (~3-5 yrs)

Location: Juno Beach, FL
Concern: Fibropapillomatosis
Status: Recovering

Weight: 3.6 kg 7.9 lbs


2019-Aug-10 Eating well. Start working to set date for tumor removal surgery.
2019-Aug-06 Transferred to Gumbo Limbo Nature Center after developing fibropapilloma tumors while in LMC's rehabilitation facility.
2019-Mar-08 Rescued from Juno Beach after being found emaciated and covered in barnacles. Taken to Loggerhead Marinelife Center.