Zinc's Story

Zinc was rescued from New Smyrna Beach. Zinc was found floating and extremely lethargic with a heavy load of  barnacles. 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: New Smyrna Beach, FL
Concern: Fibropapillomatosis
Status: Critical

Weight: 3.90 kg 8.60 lbs


2021-Mar-04 Transferred to Gumbo Limbo Nature Center to continue rehabilitation.
2021-Feb-28 Rescued from New Smyrna Beach and brought to Volusia County Marine Science Center. Begin supportive medications and completed diagnostics bloodwork and radiographs.