Released Animals

Xeno - Released 10/27/16
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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29 Green Sea Turtles Released at Honeymoon Island North Beach

29 Green Sea Turtles Released at Honeymoon Island North Beach

Clearwater Marine Aquarium released 29 green sea turtles at Honeymoon Island State Park in Dunedin, FL on January 25, 2018. All but one of these sea turtles stranded earlier this month during the cold snap that covered the U.S. and reached all the way down to Florida.

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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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