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Sea Turtle Rehab Pool T3 – Donkey Kong

You are currently watching rehab pool T3 where Donkey Kong, a critically endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtle, is rehabilitating. Donkey Kong was rescued on June 13 with fishing gear line from a marker buoy wrapped around its flipper. The turtle was taken to Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s animal hospital where it was examined and received fluids. Part of an ingested plastic balloon was later discovered after passing through Donkey Kong’s body. The sea turtle will continue to be monitored by the Sea Turtle Rehab Team until cleared for release.

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There are several rehab pools at CMA with rescued sea turtles recovering. You can learn more about all the 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!



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