- Patient Status
- Date Found
- April 11, 2018
- Location Found
- Daytona Beach Shores, FL
- Reason for Rescue
- Found on Daytona Beach Shores, encrusted with barnacles, mud, algae, abscess-like growth under right front flipper.
- 7.85 kg (17.27 lbs).
- SCL (Straight Carapace Length)
- 42.5 cm (16.73 in).
- Exam Findings
- Alert and responsive; white to gray areas around eyes; a large number of barnacles; one visible pap one visible pap near the insertion of the front flipper; mild edema; hypoglycemia.
- Initial Treatment
- Received fluids, antibiotics, and vitamins.
Nacho, a juvenile green sea turtle, was found on April 11, 2018, in Daytona, Florida lethargic, underweight, and encrusted in barnacles. The sea turtle was transferred to Clearwater Marine Aquarium facilities for treatment. It was discovered that Nacho had a fibropapilloma tumor near the insertion of the front flipper in addition to the barnacles. He is currently awaiting a CT scan.
NAMING THEME: Cheese.
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-18-172.