Little Abe the Otter’s Rescue Story

Little Abe the Otter’s Rescue Story

Three-Month-Old Otter Kit Found Alone in Commercial Area  On February 16, 2018, a young North American river otter kit, or baby otter, was found alone alongside a wall that separated a business property from the street. The business contacted Clearwater Marine...
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Petunia the Rescued Baby Otter Kit

Petunia the Rescued Baby Otter Kit

An otter kit (baby otter) was rescued Sunday evening, January 28, 2018, after a resident found the otter kit in their backyard. The resident removed the animal from the yard, placed it in a box, and then contacted the Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) Rescue Team.

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Large Number of Sea Turtles Impacted by Cold Rehabilitated and Ready for Release

Large Number of Sea Turtles Impacted by Cold Rehabilitated and Ready for Release

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.

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Stranded Dolphin Rescued From Mudflat in Hernando Beach

Stranded Dolphin Rescued From Mudflat in Hernando Beach

On the evening of November 29, 2017, Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) Rescue personnel received a call from Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Marine Mammal Pathobiology Lab (MMPL) regarding a live stranded dolphin in a mudflat close to a residential area of Hernando Beach.

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