Mavis & Sea Turtle Adoptions

Symbolically Adopt an Animal

SEA TURTLES

From grass beds to sandy beaches, sea turtle species have been a primary link to the marine ecosystem for the last 100 million years.  These solitary creatures can live for decades, some living over 50 years old.  There are seven types of sea turtles that roam the everlasting ocean, with five of them roaming the Florida shores: Green, Loggerhead, Hawksbill, Kemp’s Ridley and Leatherback. These sea turtles are vulnerable or endangered due to loss of habitat, climate change, illegal trade and by catch.

HAROLD’S (AKA MAVIS) STORY

Harold, a green sea turtle, was found crawling on the beach in an overall healthy condition. However, when he was found he had a fibropapilloma tumor on his neck and was admitted into Clearwater Marine Aquarium on July 18, 2010. Surgery to remove the tumors was performed successfully. Harold recovered from surgery and no new tumor growth was noted. However, Harold was unable to find and forage for food on his own. He went to the University of Florida for further testing and it was discovered he had some neurological issues affecting his eyesight, meaning his eyes can see, but the information is not getting processed. Because vision impairment would limit his ability to forage and avoid predators in the wild, Harold is not considered releasable. Harold then became a permanent resident at Clearwater Marine Aquarium. He is a busy turtle, often preferring to swim laps in the habitat while other turtles take naps!

Your symbolic adoption helps to provide animal care for 1 year

For more information, contact: [email protected]

Friend

Mavis friend adoption kit

  • Digital adoption certificate
  • Photo and bio of selected animal
  • Monthly animal e-updates
  • Monthly CMA e-newsletter via email

PROTECTOR

  • Adopt CMA tote with photo and bio of selected animal
  • Personalized adoption certificate
  • Plush animal
  • CMA inspiration bracelets
  • Single one-time pass to CMA (does not expire)*
  • Monthly animal e-updates
  • Monthly CMA e-newsletter via email
*Passes are shipped from our warehouse and are to be used for future visits. Adoption kits cannot be purchased at ticketing.

GUARDIAN

  • Adopt CMA tote with photo and bio of selected animal
  • Personalized adoption certificate
  • Plush animal
  • CMA inspiration bracelets
  • Two one-time passes to CMA (does not expire)*
  • Documentary DVD
  • Monthly animal e-updates
  • Monthly CMA e-newsletter via email
*Passes are shipped from our warehouse and are to be used for future visits.  Adoption kits cannot be purchased at ticketing.

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