Released Animals

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Two Endangered Green Sea Turtles Released – Avocato and Uno

Two Endangered Green Sea Turtles Released – Avocato and Uno

Avocato and Uno Return to the Gulf of Mexico Clearwater Marine Aquarium released Avocato and Uno, two endangered green sea turtles, back home into the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday, December 13, 2018. The two sea turtles were rescued and rehabilitated by CMA staff and...

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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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2018 Releases

Sea Turtles Released in 2018: 70 Rehabilitated Sea Turtles. 109 Hatchlings.

  • 10 “Reindeer” Cold Stun Sea Turtles: January 16, 2018.
  • 29 Sea Turtles at Honeymoon Island: January 25, 2018.
    • Aurora: January 25, 2018.
    • Alpha: January 25, 2018.
    • Bravo: January 25, 2018.
    • Charlie: January 25, 2018.
    • Dwarf: January 25, 2018.
    • Fireball: January 25, 2018.
    • Foxtrot: January 25, 2018.
    • Galaxy: January 25, 2018.
    • Hubble: January 25, 2018.
    • India: January 25, 2018.
    • Intergalactic: January 25, 2018.
    • Jet: January 25, 2018.
    • November: January 25, 2018.
    • Ophelia: January 25, 2018.
    • Oscar: January 25, 2018.
    • Pluto: January 25, 2018.
    • Romeo: January 25, 2018.
    • Sierra: January 25, 2018.
    • Scorpio: January 25, 2018.
    • Tango: January 25, 2018.
    • Twilight: January 25, 2018.
    • Uniform: January 25, 2018.
    • Venus: January 25, 2018.
    • Victor: January 25, 2018.
    • Whiskey: January 25, 2018.
    • Xenon: January 25, 2018.
    • Yria: January 25, 2018.
    • Zahara: January 25, 2018.
    • Zulu: January 25, 2018.
  • Six Sea Turtles at Honeymoon Island: February 22, 2018.
    • Capricorn: February 22, 2018.
    • Daral: February 22, 2018.
    • Ivory: February 22, 2018.
    • Lotus: February 22, 2018.
    • Snapdragon: February 22, 2018.
    • Weebo: February 22, 2018.
  • Feta: March 19, 2018.
  • Echo: April 17, 2018.
  • Papa: April 17, 2018.
  • Marigold: April 17, 2018.
  • Juliet: April 25, 2018.
  • Zodiac: April 25, 2018.
  • Juliana: May 9, 2018.
  • Mike: May 9, 2018.
  • Ricotta: May 10, 2018.
  • Nacho: June 27, 2018.
  • Parmesan: June 27, 2018.
  • Whiz: June 27, 2018.
  • Donkey Kong: August 9, 2018.
  • Mario Kart: August 9, 2018.
  • Kerplunk: September 6, 2018.
  • Swiss: September 6, 2018.
  • Yarra: September 6, 2018.
  • Jenga: September 20, 2018.
  • Pacman: September 20, 2018.
  • Scrabble: October 4, 2018.
  • Xbox: October 4, 2018.
  • Bowser: October 18, 2018.
  • Valkyrie: November 1, 2018.
  • Ninja: November 1, 2018.
  • 37 Baby Sea Turtles: November 9, 2018.
2017 Releases

Sea Turtles Released in 2017: 29.

2016 Releases

Sea Turtles Released in 2016: 29.

  • Angler: January 7, 2016.
  • Quicksilver: January 29, 2016.
  • Cheetah: February 2, 2016.
  • Christine: Cherry February 22, 2016.
  • Elektra: February 2, 2016.
  • Falcon: February 3, 2016.
  • Flash: February 3, 2016.
  • Nova: February 22, 2018.
  • Xiphosura: February 22, 2016.
  • Wahoo: March 29, 2016.
  • Acura: May 23, 2016.
  • Jinx: May 23, 2016.
  • Bellatrix: June 14, 2016.
  • Guad: June 14, 2016.
  • Kreacher: June 21, 2016.
  • Wonder Woman: June 30, 2016.
  • Norbert: July 13, 2016.
  • Seminole: July 13, 2016.
  • Ee: August 17, 2016.
  • Incendio: August 17, 2016.
  • Largo: August 17, 2016.
  • Owl: September 14, 2016.
  • Weasley: September 26, 2016.
  • Aardvark: October 12, 2016.
  • Muggle: October 12, 2016.
  • Snape: October 12, 2016.
  • Xenophilius: October 27, 2016.
  • Nyx: November 22, 2016.
  • Bb: December 21, 2016.
2015 Releases

Sea Turtles Released in 2015: 35.

  • Cruella: September 16, 2015.
  • Ozzy: September 9, 2015.
  • Washback Hatchlings: August 18, 2015.
  • Hatchling Nest: July 28, 2015.
  • Tamiami: August 5, 2015.
  • Volusia: July 14, 2015.
  • Quest: June 16, 2015.
  • Urchin: May 5, 2015.
  • Yankovic: April 24, 2015.
  • California: March 17, 2015.
  • Charger, Ricky Bobby & Yoda: March 26, 2015.
2014 Releases

Sea Turtles Released in 2014: 18.

  • Prince: December 16, 2014.
  • Top Gun: December 16, 2014.
  • Snoop Dogg: November 6, 2014.
  • Captain Morgan: October 14, 2014.
  • Indiana Jones: September 30, 2014.
  • Jumanji: September 30, 2014.
  • Weezer: September 30, 2014.
2013 Releases

Sea Turtles Released in 2013: 19.

  • Drew: October 24, 2013.
  • Abe: October 16, 2013.
  • Bowie & Cher: September 30, 2013.
  • Katniss: August 12, 2013.
  • Alice Cooper: May 14, 2013.
  • Quinley: July 23, 2013.
  • Bubba Gump: July 8, 2013.
  • Tina: June 13, 2013.
  • Irwin: May 14, 2013.
  • Norman: May 14, 2013.
  • Ice T: January 13, 2013.

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