Clearwater Marine Aquarium rescued three seahorses on Tuesday that were impacted by recent high winds and rough surf. Tostito, Salsa and Guac were rescued between Sand Key and Madeira Beach on July 24.
Frito, the tiny seahorse that was recently rescued by Clearwater Marine Aquarium was released back into the wild on June 14, 2018.
Abe, the young otter kit that was rescued by Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) back in February was finally released after several months of rehabilitation with a group of five other orphaned otters.
Since January 3, we have had over 70 live sea turtle intakes from Pinellas and the surrounding counties due to cold weather effects. In most of the cases, these sea turtles were already compromised with viruses, boat strikes and buoyancy issues. Low water temperatures and high winds can cause already sick sea turtles to become even more lethargic, and many have been found floating causing this influx of intakes to our facility.
On Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) rescue personnel assisted with the rescue of an entangled female manatee in Oldsmar, Florida.
The manatee was entrapped within an enclosed creek in Weeki Wachee, Florida. The animal likely was able to swim into the creek with the increased tides during Hurricane Irma