Iago's Story

Iago was rescued from Cresent Beach, FL. Iago was found floating and extremely lethargic with a heavy load of  barnacles. She also presented fibropapilloma tumors near her front and rear flippers.

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

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

Location: Cresent Beach, FL
Concern: Fibropapillomatosis
Status: Released

Weight: 3.0 kg 6.60 lbs


2021-Apr-21 Released in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.
2021-Apr-19 Finished course of medications. Ready for release.
2021-Apr-08 Wounds healing well. Eating and active.
2021-Apr-01 Veterinarian performed tumor removal surgery. Apply honey to surgical sites daily.
2021-Mar-26 Discontinue nebulizer treatment. Continue honey.
2021-Mar-12 Begin nebulizer treatment. Barnacles removed. Treat carapace with honey and silver sulfadiazine daily.
2021-Mar-10 Transferred to Gumbo Limbo Nature Center to continue rehabilitation.
2021-Mar-08 Rescued from Cresent Beach and brought to the Sea Turtle Hospital at Whitney Marine Lab. Began supportive medications and completed diagnostics bloodwork and radiographs.