Sea Turtle Rehab Pool T3
This webcam shows you a view of sea turtle rehab pool T3, which is currently empty until we receive our next rehab patient.
Olivia was previously rehabbing here but has been transferred to another area. Olivia is a juvenile green sea turtle that was rescued on June 2 and arrived at Clearwater Marine Aquarium with severe boat strike wounds on her lower carapace (shell) and rear flipper. The injuries appeared to be older, but due to the extensive damage, it was necessary to amputate the left rear flipper. Olivia recovered in rehab and has been cleared for release by our vet staff and wildlife authorities!
Olivia’s story is an important reminder to always practice safe boating and watch out for marine life on the water.
There are several sea turtle rehab pools at CMA with rescued sea turtles recovering. You can learn more about our current animal hospital patients and view them when you visit the animal hospital at Clearwater Marine Aquarium.
Do you see a sleeping turtle? Although turtles are air-breathers, they often prefer to sleep on the floor of their pool while they rest. Don’t worry if you see a turtle resting on the bottom. While resting on the floor, turtles will surface to breathe, then may swim right back to their resting position on the bottom to sleep some more!