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Fibropapilloma – Sea Turtle Tumors


By jhjanicki on Friday,August 5th, 2016 in Awareness, Conservation, No Comments

Fibropapillomatosis is a potentially deadly disease found in sea turtles caused by a type of herpes virus. If a sea turtle is infected with the virus, they would have cauliflower-shaped tumors that grow on their necks, underbellies, and eyes, as well as internal organs. Though the tumors are usually not cancerous, they affects the turtle’s […]
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