FLORIDA KEYS, FL. (The Associated Press) - An alternative procedure used to treat tumors on sea turtles has been performed at the Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital in partnership with the University of Florida.
The electro-chemotherapy treatments were administered to two green sea turtles Saturday.
The remedies are part of a study being conducted on green sea turtles with fibropapilloma, cauliflower-like tumor growths that develop as a result of a herpes-like virus affecting many sea turtles around the world.
Traditionally, the tumors have been surgically removed, but the surgery is more complicated and stressful for infected turtles.
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