Sea Turtle Rehab Pool T3
You are watching rehab pool T3, where a sea turtle named War is currently rehabilitating. War is a juvenile Kemp’s ridley sea turtle, a critically endangered species in the wild. War was accidentally caught by a fisherman and required surgery to remove the fishing hook. War is now recovering at CMA until healthy enough for release.
There are several 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!