Anakin's Story

A case of fibropapillomatosis in a juvenile

Anakin was was found struggling to swim just West of DuBois Park in Jupiter. This turtle had large FP tumors growing at the base of their front flippers and rear flippers,  and on the eyes. She was transfer from Loggerhead Marine Center due to FP tagged by Inwater Research Group.

Patient Information
Intake Photo

Name: Anakin
Species: Green (CM)
Age: Juvenile
Sex: Female
Admission date and intake photo: 4.2.22
Ailment: Fibropapillomatosis
Weight: 6.55 kg


  • Upon intake, broad spectrum antibiotics and fluid therapy were prescribed.
  • Turtle is making improvements and blood work is being monitored. Turtle will under go surgery to remove tumors

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