Stranded 9/11/2016


PJ ispj and tumors an Atlantic green juvenile found at the Isla Blanca jetties, entangled in fishing net, which had attached itself to the itself to the huge Fibropapilloma tumor at the lower end of his plastron. PJ will be transported to the Gladys Porter Zoo for CO2 laser surgery to remove the tumors.

October update: PJ had all tumors removed on the 10/5 with the exception of the large tumor on his left rear flipper. The tumor extended very deep into the tissue surrounding the flipper bones. It was  decided to wait on removing that large mass. It is very likely that the flipper will need to be amputated.

P.J. is recovering well from the initial surgery.