Juvenile Green Turtle Finds New Home at Brevard Zoo After Being Stranded in Melbourne Beach
By Space Coast Daily // November 12, 2021
was missing all of its left front flipper and most of their right front flipper
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Brevard Zoo rescued ‘McNubbins’, a juvenile green sea turtle last month in Melbourne Beach.
Brevard Zoo officials said McNubbins was stranded and missing all of its left front flipper and most of their right front flipper, which is most likely from a predator interaction.
“What is incredible is that the flippers are mostly healed and this sea turtle has great body condition, meaning they have been living and foraging quite well despite these injuries,” said Brevard Zoo officials.
“McNubbins has started eating already and has been able to maneuver in the pool with ease. This sea turtle is a little anemic and may be fighting off a small infection.”