Pascal's Story

Pascal was rescued from the Indian River in Port Canaveral, FL after she was found floating and struggling at the surface. She 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: Port Canaveral, FL
Concern: Fibropapillomatosis
Status: Released

Weight: 2.8 kg 6.16 lbs


2021-Feb-24 Released in Canaveral National Seashore.
2021-Feb-19 FP removal surgery performed by veterinarian. Apply honey to surgical sites daily.
2021-Feb-09 Active and eating well. Surgery pending healthy bloodwork parameters.
2021-Jan-31 Transferred to Gumbo Limbo Nature Center. Began supportive medications and completed diagnostic bloodwork and radiographs.
2021-Jan-30 Rescued from Port Canaveral, FL with FP tumors. Taken to Marine Science Center.