Quicksilver's Story

Quicksilver was rescued from Port Canaveral, FL with braided line and monofilament entangled around her body and a hook in her neck. She also presented fibropapilloma tumors near her front and rear flippers, both eyes, mouth, and neck.

Close up of a green sea turtle laying on a towel.

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

Location: Port Canaveral, FL
Concern: Entanglement & Fibropapillomatosis
Status: Deceased

Weight: 7.19 kg 15.82 lbs


2021-Feb-02 Turtle succumbed to illness. Necropsy performed by medical staff.
2021-Jan-31 Transferred to Gumbo Limbo Nature Center. Began supportive medications and completed diagnostic bloodwork and radiographs.
2021-Jan-30 Rescued from Port Canaveral, FL with monofilament wrapped around body and fibropapillomatosis tumors. Taken to Brevard Zoo's Sea Turtle Healing Center. Monofilament and hook removed.