July 22-29 Meet the Dolphin Tale Stars (Sawyer, Hazel & Phoebe) at Clearwater Marine Aquarium! See schedule and details.

Animal Hospital Patients

Animal Hospital Patients

Rehab sea turtle being checked

Animal Hospital Patients

Clearwater Marine Aquarium is a working animal hospital.

You’ll see a number of rescued animals currently undergoing rehabilitation in our marine animal hospital. A majority of these animals are sea turtles. They may be suffering from various issues, including buoyancy disorders, cold stun symptoms, fibropailloma tumors and boat strike or entanglement injuries. Our permanent resident animals also routinely receive medical care and treatments from the animal hospital. We have a full-time Vet and Vet Tech to assist all of our animal care teams.

2017 Live Sea Turtle Intakes at Clearwater Marine Aquarium: 39

Learn more about our current animal hospital patients below, and see them at our surgical suite or ICU hallway on your next visit.

      All marine turtle footage taken in Florida was obtained with the approval of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) under conditions not harmful to marine turtles. Footage was acquired while conducting authorized conservation activities pursuant to FWC MTP-17-172.


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