Greetings everyone! My name is Hanson Buoy and I am an adult, female green sea turtle and currently the largest residing at The Turtle Hospital, weighing over 350-lbs. I started off my journey at this facility as a hatchling. I took part in the Fibropapillomatosis Transmission Research Study in 1994. I underwent surgeries for tumor removals and immensely helped aid the research process to under the FP virus. Even though scientists are still studying FP, I was released back into the ocean, happy and healthy, in 1997. Twenty years later, I was rescued due to being struck by a boat, causing the "Bubble Butt Syndrome." I am back in the good hands of the caregivers at The Turtle Hospital and because of my injuries, I cannot be released. I am now a permanent member of The Turtle Hospital family.
** Note - The Adoption Packets will be mailed to the "Shipping Address" even if the "Updates" are going to the adoptee at a different address. If this is a gift and you would like it to go to the Adoptee, please make sure to use their address in the "Ship to" option in the checkout page. If you would like for it to come to you so you can gift it personally, please put your address in the "Ship to" option on the checkout page and put the "Adoptee Address" in the required field. Thank you! **
If you have already adopted Hanson Buoy and are looking to readopt, Please go to the "Adoption Renewals" Collection!