Sea Turtle ‘Spumoni’ Finds Home at Brevard Zoo After Being Stranded in Flagler County

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Spumoni was found with a large load of FP tumors and wrapped in fishing line

‘Spumoni’, a juvenile green sea turtle, was stranded on Marineland Beach in Flagler County and was originally picked up by the Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience, who did not have room at their facility and sent the patient to Brevard Zoo’s Healing Center. (Brevard Zoo image)

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – ‘Spumoni’, a juvenile green sea turtle, was stranded on Marineland Beach in Flagler County and was originally picked up by the Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience, who did not have room at their facility and sent the patient to Brevard Zoo’s Healing Center.

Spumoni was found with a large load of FP tumors and wrapped in a fishing line, which had gotten caught on some of the tumors. This sea turtle has growths on its eyes, plastron, and mouth, but has great body condition otherwise.

Brevard Zoo is hoping Spumoni will begin eating soon. This patient was stranded on National Spumoni Day, hence the name.

Spumoni is an Italian gelato that is molded with candied nuts and fruits, featuring three flavors of ice cream: most commonly, pistachio, cherry, and vanilla, or chocolate.

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