- Patient Status
- Date Found
- May 21, 2023
- New Port Richey; Pasco County
- Reason for Rescue
- Entanglement, Floating
- 7.32 kg (16.1 lbs)
- SCL (Straight Carapace Length)
- 39.5 cm
- Exam Findings
- Good body condition. Fibropapilloma tumors on both eyes.
- Initial Treatment
- Vitamins, fluids, and antibiotics.
English Muffin’s Story
English Muffin is a juvenile green sea turtle who was found floating, entangled near New Port Richey on May 21. The entanglement materials were removed prior to CMA personnel arriving. English Muffin has a moderate amount of fibropapilloma tumors present on their body as well as tumors on both eyes. English Muffin’s initial treatment consists of fluids, vitamins, and antibiotics.
INTERESTING FACT: Naming theme: Bread
English Muffin’s first swim test showed relatively normal swimming behaviors. We will gradually increase swim time over the next few days.
English Muffin is able to be in deep water all day and overnight!
English Muffin has been started on a diet and CT showed no obvious internal tumors! Our goal is now to get English Muffin ready for tumor removal surgery.
English Muffin is continuing to improve and is eating well!
English Muffin is ready for surgery.
English Muffin had a routine endoscopy performed to check for signs of disease progression. Unfortunately there were esophageal tumors found. Due to this English Muffin was humanely euthanized.
All marine turtle footage taken in Florida was obtained with the approval of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) under conditions not harmful to marine turtles. Footage was acquired while conducting authorized conservation activities pursuant to FWC MTP-23/24-172.