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.
Species: Green Sea Turtle
Age: Juvenile (~3-5 yrs)
Location: New Smyrna Beach, FL
Concern: Vessel Strike & Fibropapillomatosis
Weight: 19.4 kg 42.68 lbs
|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.|