Gabe's Story

Gabe was rescued from New Smyrna Beach, FL with healing vessel strike wounds to the carapace and had a heavy load of algae and marine leeches. She also presented with fibropapilloma tumors near her front and rear flippers.

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

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

Location: Fort Pierce, FL
Concern: Vessel Strike
Status: Recovering

Weight: 4.12 kg 9.06 lbs

Updates

2021-Dec-29 Made full recovery and released at Walton Rocks Beach, FL
2021-Nov-03 Transferred to Gumbo Limbo Nature Center to continue treating buoyancy issues.
2021-Feb-22 Rescued from Fort Pierce and brought to Loggerhead Marinelife Center. Begin supportive medications and completed diagnostics bloodwork and radiographs.