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Turtles that call CMA home

Like so many of the ocean's animals, sea turtles have been around for millions of years, even before the dinosaurs! Across the globe there are only 7 species of sea turtles, and Clearwater Marine Aquarium is fortunate enough to have 3 of those species be a part of our family. Amongst our turtle residents we have Green Sea Turtles (Chelonia mydas), Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtles (Lepidochelys kempii), and a Hawksbill Sea Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata).

The stories of these brave turtles are ones that we strive to bring the most awareness to. The injuries that have brought these turtle friends of ours to stay with us at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, in most cases, could have been avoided. Currently, all seven sea turtle species are either critically endangered or threatened. Get to know our amazing turtles by clicking on their names on the left, then come and visit them at Clearwater Marine Aquarium so you can share their stories with your friends and family.

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