Malala's Story

Malala was rescued from Sebastian Beach, FL. She 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: Sebastian Beach, FL
Concern: Fibropapillomatosis
Status: Released

Weight: 5.6 kg 12.32 lbs


2021-Jun-04 Released at Canaveral National Seashore.
2021-Jun-01 Cleared for release.
2021-May-25 Completely healed. Active and eating well.
2021-May-18 Surgery sites healing well. Continue honey treatment daily.
2021-May-11 FP tumor removal surgery was performed by veterinarian. Apply honey to surgery sites daily.
2021-May-04 Eating well and active
2021-May-01 Rescued from Sebastian Beach and brought to Gumbo Limbo Nature Center. Begin supportive medications and completed diagnostics bloodwork and radiographs.