Different Sea Turtle DietsHave you ever been curious about what sea turtles eat? There are seven species of sea turtles in the world, five of which are found around Florida, and they all have different diets. The foods that they eat are determined by their species and... Read More
New Permanent Resident Arrives at CMA for the Holidays Clearwater Marine Aquarium welcomes Snorkel, a rescued loggerhead sea turtle, home for the holidays as a new permanent resident. The small sea turtle is blind and missing parts of her nose and jaw; therefore she... Read More
37 Sea Turtle Hatchlings Released Off East Coast of Florida Clearwater Marine Aquarium released 37 rescued loggerhead sea turtle hatchlings off the east coast of Florida on Nov. 9, 2018, after rescue and rehabilitation at CMA. The baby sea turtles were all rescued... Read More
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.
Kemp’s Ridley Turtles Airlifted From New England Named After Reindeer A dozen critically endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtles were transported to Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) on Dec. 8 after a mass cold-stun event affected hundreds of turtles in the... Read More
Two Baby Sea Turtles Rescued From a Swimming Pool Two sea turtle hatchlings arrived at Clearwater Marine Aquarium on August 29, 2017, after being found in a pool skimmer. They were discovered by a pool maintenance man at a condo in the Indian Shores area. He was able... Read More
Many of the marine animals that we rescue and recover have signs of boat strike injuries. The animals that are most susceptible to boat strike injuries are those animals that often come up to the surface to breathe air. These include sea turtles, dolphins and... Read More
Jellyfish, plastic bags, balloons; these all look like food to a hungry sea turtle. But plastics and trash don’t belong inside a sea turtle or in the ocean at all. They can lead to a number of environmental problems. They are especially dangerous for marine animals that can become entangled or accidentally ingest these items while feeding. Once ingested, the plastic items can cause a variety of issues.
Purchase Florida’s specialty sea turtle license plate and help contribute to sea turtle conservation efforts near you! Helping Sea Turtles Survive Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) was fortunate to be funded in whole by a grant awarded from the Sea Turtle Grants... Read More