Iron Man's Story

Iron Man was found tangled in fishing line wrapped around the Louise Marie McElaney Memorial Pier in Boca Raton, Florida. Iron Man was brought to Gumbo Limbo with fibropapilloma tumors covering it's body extensively with fishing line entangled in the tumors.

Close up of a green sea turtle entangled in line laying on a treatment table.

Green Sea Turtle
Age: Juvenile (~5-7 yrs)

Location: Boca Raton, FL
Concern: FP Tumors & Entanglement
Status: Euthanized

Weight: 5.75 kg 12.6 lbs


2019-Oct-11 Veterinarian examination determined tumor load was too severe to recover from. Prescribed euthanasia.
2019-Oct-10 Rescued from Louise Marie McElanaey Memorial Pier covered with fibropapilloma tumors and entangled in fishing line. Fishing line removed from around neck and tumors.