Gravity's Story

Gravity was rescued from Boca Raton, FL and transported to Gumbo Limbo by staff. Gravity presented with severe shark bite injuries to the carapace and rear flippers. Gravity also presented with fibropapilloma tumors at the base of her flippers and eyes.

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

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

Location: Boca Raton, FL
Concern: Shark Bite Injuries & Fibropapillomatosis
Status: Released

Weight: 7.8 kg 17.6 lbs

Updates

2021-Mar-12 Released in Boca Raton, FL.
2021-Mar-09 Healthy and ready to go. Plan release.
2021-Feb-23 Completed course of medications. Surgery wounds healing well. Continue honey.
2021-Feb-09 Veterinarian performed FP tumor removal surgery. Apply honey to wounds daily.
2021-Feb-02 Swimming and diving well in larger tank.
2021-Jan-26 Wounds healing well. FP removal surgery pending healthy bloodwork parameters.
2021-Jan-05 Wounds debrided and sutures removed. Healing well. Continue honey daily.
2020-Dec-22 Veterinarian performed wound debridement and wound reconstruction procedure. Apply honey on wounds daily.
2020-Dec-05 Wounds cleaned and debrided by Veterinarian. Doing well in water.
2020-Dec-01 Severe shark bite injuries to carapace, plastron, and rear flippers. Veterinarian performed emergency wound care. Start honey and silver sulfadiazine treatments daily. Dry dock overnight.