Joule's Story

Joule was rescued offshore in Stuart Beach, FL and transported to Gumbo Limbo Nature Center. Joule was found floating at the surface, weak, and mildly hypothermic. A fragment of a fishing hook was stuck in her mouth. She also presented fibropapilloma tumors near her front and rear flippers.

Close up of a green sea turtle laying on a treatment table with a fragment of a hook that was removed from turtles mouth.

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

Location: Stuart Beach, FL
Concern: Hook Fragment & Fibropapillomatosis
Status: Deceased

Weight: 4.85 kg 10.7 lbs


2021-Jan-19 Turtle succumbed to illness. Necropsy performed by medical staff.
2021-Jan-10 Rescued from Stuart Beach, FL. Hook fragment in mouth removed. Began supportive medications and completed diagnostic bloodwork and radiographs.