Fibropapillomatosis in stranded green turtles (Chelonia mydas) from the eastern United States (1980-98): trends and associations with environmental factors.

@article{Foley2005FibropapillomatosisIS,
  title={Fibropapillomatosis in stranded green turtles (Chelonia mydas) from the eastern United States (1980-98): trends and associations with environmental factors.},
  author={Allen M. Foley and Barbara A. Schroeder and Anthony E Redlow and Kristin J Fick-Child and Wendy G Teas},
  journal={Journal of wildlife diseases},
  year={2005},
  volume={41 1},
  pages={29-41}
}
We examined data collected by the US Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network on 4,328 green turtles (Chelonia mydas) found dead or debilitated (i.e., stranded) in the eastern half of the USA from Massachusetts to Texas during the period extending from 1980 to 1998. Fibropapillomatosis (FP) was reported only on green turtles in the southern half of Florida (south of 29 degrees N latitude). Within this region, 22.6% (682/3,016) of the turtles had tumors. Fibropapillomatosis was more prevalent in… CONTINUE READING

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