Patsy Mink's Story

Patsy Mink was rescued from Fort Pierce, FL with a heavy load of fibropapilloma tumors on her front and rear flippers, plastron, and both eyes. She was found floating and lethargic with algae and mud covering her carapace. 

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

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

Location: Fort Pierce Beach, FL
Concern: Fibropapillomatosis
Status: Critical

Weight: 5:45 kg 11.99 lbs


2021-May-16 Floating. In shallow water. Starting to eat.
2021-May-14 Rescued from Fort Pierce Beach and brought to Gumbo Limbo Nature Center. Begin supportive medications and completed diagnostics bloodwork and radiographs.