Nala's Story

Nala was rescued from Cape Canaveral, FL. Nala was found floating and extremely lethargic. She also presented fibropapilloma tumors near her flippers and eyes.

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

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

Location: Cape Canaveral, FL
Concern: Fibropapillomatosis
Status: Released

Weight: 22.4 kg 49.28 lbs


2021-Jun-04 Released at Canveral National Seashore.
2021-May- 28 Cleared for release.
2021-May-22 Active and eating well. Wounds completely healed. No tumor regrowth observed.
2021-May-14 Wounds healing well. Active and eating well.
2021-May-06 Veterinarian removed minor tumor regrowth.
2021-Apr-22 Surgery sites debrided by veterinarian. Continue honey treatments.
2021-Apr-15 Eating all food and healing well.
2021-Apr-05 Surgery sites healing well. Full field of vision returned. Eating well.
2021-Mar-30 Veterinarian performed FP removal surgery. Apply honey to surgery sites and medicated eye drops to eyes daily.
2021-Mar-10 Transferred to Gumbo Limbo Nature Center to continue rehabilitation.
2021-Mar-10 Rescued from Cape Canaveral and brought to the Sea Turtle Healing Center at the Brevard Zoo. Begin supportive medications and completed diagnostics bloodwork and radiographs.