The Turtle Hospital. Rescue, Rehab, Release.



Arrival: 7/1/16

Species: Green

Weight: 62 lbs

Location: Marathon

Reason: Entanglement & FP

Gender: Female

BIO: FWC rescued this turtle while out conducting their routine inspection of traps. She had buoy line wrapped around a tumor. They named her “Argus” which is the scientific name for Florida’s spiny lobster (Panulirus argus) .

UPDATED: July 12, 2016 I’m now tumor Free!!!!!!!


UPDATED: 7/28/16 Tumor free and looking good!


UPDATED: 1/19/17 Swimming in the main pool with the other turtles now.


UPDATED: 5/10/17 Getting just a little closer to my release date.

UPDATED: 7/21/17 Released! Argus was fitted with a satellite tag, as part of Tour de Turtles 2017! You can track Argus online at