Female green sea turtle in a cave showing FP tumors.
Hawksbill sea turtle. No visible tumors, but considerable algae growth on the rearmost portion of the shell.
A female green sea turtle with small FP tumor around the eye.
Medium sized male green sea turtle with FP tumors around the eyes.
Medium sized female green sea turtle with slight FP tumor around the eye.
Medium sized female green sea turtle with numerous FP tumors.
Found washed up on the beach.
Mating green sea turtles (with other turtles looking on).
Two green sea turtles one male and a larger female hauled up on the beach.
Neither appeared to have any FP tumors.
Medium sized green sea turtle with FP tumors around the right eye, under the right flipper and around the cloaca.
Large female green sea turtle (possibly 4ft+ in length) with scrawled marking (tagging ? or graffiti ?) on the rear of her shell.
Female green sea turtle (approx 3-3 1/2 ft length), with fresh shark bites on her left front and rear flippers, as well as severe FP tumor growth, especially around the eyes (it is possible that the left eye is damaged).
Photos 1, 2 & 3 show the turtle lying on the cobblestone beach.
Photo 4 is a closer shot showing the damage to the left front fin and eye.
Photo 5 is a closer shot of the left eye.
Photo 6 is a look at the damage to the rear of the shell and the missing left rear flipper (underwater).
Female green sea turtle with considerable FP tumors.
Female green sea turtle with heavy tumor infestation around the neck and eyes. Saw nearly a dozen turtles in the area, this was the only one with visible tumors. This female was also 50% (or more) larger than all the other turtle seen in the area.
Large female green sea turtle with FP tumors around her eyes and a large growth under her left front flipper.
Female green sea turtle swimming and eating beneath the breaking waves.
A male green sea turtle (left) making a possible attempt to mate with a female green sea turtle (right). The female green sea turtle has a large FP tumor on/around her right eye. No other tumors visible on the outside of her body.
Green sea turtle with serious FP tumors. Another tumored turtle in an area where I had not seen one before.
A large male green sea turtle munching on submerged limu.
Female green sea turtle with prominent tumors growing on both "shoulders". First time seeing a turtle with FP tumors in this section of the reef.
Large female green sea turtle in very shallow water. She has considerable FP tumors, and appears to be mostly blind, as she did not move away from beach goers who were wading right around her. She was also having considerable difficulty breathing (very labored, and coming up very high out of the water to take her breaths).
Green sea turtle (approx 70cm from nose to tail) with substantial damage to the left rear portion of the shell.
Both rear flippers appeared to be undamaged, but a good size chunk was missing from the shell.
Small green sea turtle (about 75cm nose to tail) with FP growth around the mouth, and a large growth near the anus, hanging between the rear flippers.
First time I had seen a turtle in this area with FP growths.
Green sea turtle with considerable FP growths and a substantial quantity of algae on the back of the shell.
Medium sized female green sea turtle with FP tumors around the eyes.
Large male green sea turtle enjoying being cleaned off by some of the reef fish. No signs of FP tumors, but a good sized "turtle barnacle" on the shell.
Medium sized female green sea turtle with small FP tumors around the eyes.
I initially spotted this turtle during a downwind outrigger canoe paddle on 7/20, and was able to get in the water close to where I had seen it, and relocate and photograph it today.
This is one of the smallest turtles I have seen with serious FP tumors. The turtle is approx 18 inches from nose to tail and has considerable tumor growth around the eyes and on the neck. A large female green sea turtle was in the immediate vicinity, but showed no tumor growth.
Female green sea turtle with FP tumors. There were over a dozen turtles in the immediate area, this was the only one that showed signs of FP tumors.