Truffello's Story

Truffello was rescued from Hillsboro Beach. Truffelllo was found floating and extremely lethargic with a heavy load of algae. She also 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: Hillsoboro Beach, FL
Concern: Fibropapillomatosis
Status: Critical

Weight: 4.1 kgs 9.02 lbs


2021-Dec-06 Caryospora detected in fecal, begin another round of treatment.
2021-Nov-23 Slightly more active, raised water level.
2021-Nov-16 Still lethargic and not eating. Begin TPN treatment.
2021-Nov-09 Not eating. Begin tube feeding.
2021-Nov-01 Caryospora detected in fecal, begin treatment.
2021-Oct-30 In shallow water. Extremely lethargic. 
2021-Oct-29 Rescued from Hillsboro Beach and brought to Gumbo Limbo Nature Center. Begin supportive medications and completed diagnostics bloodwork and radiographs.