The Turtle Hospital. Rescue, Rehab, Release.



Mimi is a green sea turtle who arrived at the Turtle Hospital on November 30, 2005. Mimi came in with numerous fibropapilloma tumors on her neck and shoulders. Unfortunately, Mimi’s tumors returned and a second surgery was performed on March 22, 2006.

UPDATE: A third surgery was required to remove additional regrowths on August 22, 2006. Mimi is now recovering in the main tank, and will remain at the hospital for one year.

UPDATE: Mimi was released on October 5, 2007 in the Gulf, about 12 miles North of Marathon.


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