Zora's Story

Zora was found floating and extremely lethargic at the Sebastian Inlet. Zora presented with two healed vessel strike wounds on the carapace and 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: Sebasian Inlet, FL
Concern: Vessel Strike & Fibropapillomatosis
Status: Recovering

Weight: 16.85 kg 37.70 lbs


2021-Sep-30 Clean surgery sites and apply honey daily.
2021-Sep-28 Veterinarian performed FP tumor removal surgery to remove face and front flipper tumors.
2021-Sep-14 Healthy bloodwork parameters, plan surgery.
2021-Aug-30 Resting on bottom, no longer floating.
2021-Aug-15 Starting to occasionally rest on bottom. In full tank.
2021-Jul-28 Floating. Diving for food, eating well.
2021-Jul-20 Eating well and active. Floating. Raise water level.
2021-Jul-10 Rescued from Sebastian Inlet and brought to Gumbo Limbo Nature Center. Begin supportive medications and completed diagnostics bloodwork and radiographs.