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.
Species: Green Sea Turtle
Age: Juvenile (~3-5 yrs)
Location: Stuart Beach, FL
Concern: Hook Fragment & Fibropapillomatosis
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.|