Captain America's Story

Captain America was originally stranded on March 8, 2019 and was brought to Loggerhead Marinelife Center covered in barnacles and extremely lethargic. After spending several months recovering, Captain America began to develop fibropapilloma (FP) tumors. Captain American was immediately transferred to Gumbo Limbo Nature Center for 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: Released

Weight: 3.6 kg 7.9 lbs


2019-Oct-29 Released at John D. MacArthur Beach State Park.
2019-Oct-22 No regrowth observed. Bloodwork clear.
2019-Sep-17 Minor tumor regrowth observed. Tumors surgically removed. Continue to apply topical disinfectant and honey daily to surgical sites.
2019-Aug-20 Tumors surgically removed. Apply topical disinfectant and honey daily to surgical sites.
2019-Aug-10 Eating well. Date scheduled for tumor removal surgery.
2019-Aug-06 Transferred to Gumbo Limbo Nature Center after developing fibropapilloma (FP) 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.