Gaston's Story

Gaston was rescued from Canaveral National Seashore in New Smyrna Beach, FL.  Gaston was found washed ashore 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: New Smyrna Beach, FL
Concern: Fibropapillomatosis
Status: Critical

Weight: 3.65 kg 8.03 lbs

Updates

   
2021-Mar-09 Transferred to Gumbo Limbo Nature Center to continue rehabilitation.
2021-Mar-08 Rescued from New Smyrna Beach and brought to Volusia County Marine Science Center. Begin supportive medications and completed diagnostics bloodwork and radiographs.