Oprah's Story

Oprah was rescued from New Smyrna Beach, FL with healing vessel strike wounds to the carapace and had a heavy load of algae and marine leeches. She also presented 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: Vessel Strike & Fibropapillomatosis
Status: Recovering

Weight: 19.4 kg 42.68 lbs

Updates

2021-May-15 Starting to eat. Floating. In shallow water.
2021-May-12 Rescued from New Smyrna Beach and brought to Gumbo Limbo Nature Center. Begin supportive medications and completed diagnostics bloodwork and radiographs.