Manchego's Story

Manchego was rescued from Conch House Marina in St. Augustine, FL. Manchego was found floating and extremely lethargic with a heavy load of fibropapilloma tumors on flippers, neck, and eyes.

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

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

Location: St. Augustine, FL
Concern: Fibropapillomatosis
Status: Critical

Weight: 7.6 kg 16.7 lbs


2021-Oct-12 Offering food. Raised water level.
2021-Oct-05 Lethargic. In shallow water.
2021-Sept-30 Transferred to Gumbo Limbo Nature Center to continue rehabilitation.
2021-Sept-29 Rescued from St. Augustine and brought to Sea Turtle Hospital at Whitney Lab. Begin supportive medications and completed diagnostics bloodwork and radiographs.