Released Animals

Xeno - Released 10/27/16
Over 30 Baby Sea Turtles Go Back to the Ocean

Over 30 Baby Sea Turtles Go Back to the Ocean

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...

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Two Sea Turtles Released in Tarpon Springs – Valkyrie and Ninja

Two Sea Turtles Released in Tarpon Springs – Valkyrie and Ninja

Valkyrie and Ninja Go Back Home Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) released two sea turtles on Thurs., Nov. 1. Valkyrie, a critically endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtle, and Ninja, an endangered green sea turtle, were released at Fred Howard Park in Tarpon Springs,...

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Ruffles the Rescued Seahorse Goes Home

Ruffles the Rescued Seahorse Goes Home

Rescue, Ruffles and Release Ruffles the rescued seahorse was released on October 25, 2018. The female lined seahorse was being monitored at Clearwater Marine Aquarium for a couple weeks after she was found washed ashore at Belleair Beach on Oct. 11. Tourists...

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Three Juvenile Green Sea Turtles Released

Three Juvenile Green Sea Turtles Released

Yarra, Swiss and Kerplunk Go Back to the Big Blue Three juvenile green sea turtles were released off Honeymoon Island State Park on September 6, 2018. All three turtles were cleared for release by veterinarians and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission...

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Loggerhead Sea Turtle Release – Ricotta

Loggerhead Sea Turtle Release – Ricotta

Ricotta is a sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle who came in during our cheese naming theme. She was transferred to CMA on April 25 from the east coast of Florida. Upon examination, it was discovered that Ricotta had monofilament line wrapped around her front flipper.

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Kemp’s Ridley and Green Sea Turtle Released

Kemp’s Ridley and Green Sea Turtle Released

Two sea turtles returned to the Gulf of Mexico on Wed., May 9 after rehabilitation at Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA). The sea turtles, rescued by the CMA team, were impacted by various threats, including fishing hook and line ingestion and the fibropapilloma virus.

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Two Sea Turtles Released After Recovering From January Cold Snap and Virus

Two Sea Turtles Released After Recovering From January Cold Snap and Virus

On Wed., April 25, Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) released Zodiac and Juliet, two endangered green sea turtles, back into the Gulf of Mexico. The two sea turtles were rescued by CMA staff in Jan. 2018 during cold weather that caused water temperatures to drop and affected hundreds of sea turtles in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Three Sea Turtles Released at Fred Howard Park

Three Sea Turtles Released at Fred Howard Park

Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) released three sea turtles on Tues., April 17 at Fred Howard Park in Tarpon Springs, FL. The sea turtles included Echo and Papa, two endangered green sea turtles treated for the fibropapilloma virus, and Marigold, a critically endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtle treated for boat strike injuries.

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