- Rescue Location
- Anastasia State Park; St. John’s County
- Release Location
- Gamble Rodgers Memorial State Park; Flagler County
- Rescue Date
- Green Sea Turtle
- Reason for Rescue
Brussels Sprout is a juvenile green sea turtle who was stranded at Anastasia State Park in St. John’s County on August 12, 2021. Brussels Sprout was transferred to Clearwater Marine Aquarium from Whitney Lab on January 19 to continue her rehab care. While at Whitney Lab, Brussels Sprouts underwent fibropapilloma tumor (pap tumor) removal surgeries and was diagnosed with a joint infection (osteomyelitis) in her left front flipper. This type of infection typically requires lengthy periods in rehab as they can be difficult to treat. Brussels Sprouts initial treatment at CMA consists of wound care, antibiotics, and fluids.