Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Zahara

ZAHARA Juvenile, Green (Chelonia mydas) Patient Status: Released on January 25, 2018. Date Found: December 17, 2017. Location Found: West of Ozellow water tower, Citrus County, FL. Reason for Rescue: Found floating; fibropapilloma tumors. TRIAGE: WEIGHT: 26.4 kg (58.2...

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Snapdragon

SNAPDRAGON Juvenile, Green (Chelonia mydas) Patient Status: Released on February 22, 2018. Date Found: December 2, 2017. Location Found: Near Crystal River, Citrus County, FL. Reason for Rescue: Fishing Line Entanglement; fibropapilloma tumors. TRIAGE: WEIGHT: 6.5 kg...

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Gardenia

GARDENIA Juvenile, Green (Chelonia mydas) Patient Status: Released on Dec. 28, 2017. Date Found: September 13, 2017. Location Found: Skyway Bridge Marina, Pinellas County, FL. Reason for Rescue: Fibropapilloma tumors; entangled in fishing line. TRIAGE: WEIGHT: 26.1 kg...

Two Brothers Meet Rescued Dolphins and Fulfill a Dream

Corbin and Brayden Meet Winter and Hope After Multiple Heart Surgeries In October 2017, brothers Corbin and Brayden Delk had the chance to meet rescued dolphins, Winter and Hope, at Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Both brothers have gone through many medical challenges...

Stranded Dolphin Rescued From Mudflat in Hernando Beach

Rescue Team Responds to Bottlenose Dolphin Nicknamed Everest Hernando Beach, FL (November 2017) – On the evening of November 29, 2017, Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) Rescue personnel received a call from Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC)...

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Marigold

MARIGOLD Juvenile, Kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii) Patient Status: Released on April 17, 2018. Date Found: October 30, 2017 Location Found: Cotee River, Pasco County, FL Reason for Rescue: Boat strike TRIAGE: WEIGHT: 7.8 kg (17.2 lbs) SCL (STRAIGHT CARAPACE...

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Lotus

LOTUS Juvenile, Green (Chelonia mydas) Patient Status: Released on February 22, 2018. Date Found: October 22, 2017 Location Found: Near Mullet Key, Citrus County, FL Reason for Rescue: Found entangled in fishing line; Fibropapilloma tumors TRIAGE: WEIGHT: 3.2 kg (7.0...

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Ivory

IVORY Juvenile, Green (Chelonia mydas) Patient Status: Released on February 22, 2018. Date Found: September 23, 2017 Location Found: Crystal River, Hernando County, FL Reason for Rescue: Found entangled in fishing line; Fibropapilloma tumors TRIAGE: WEIGHT: 4.1 kg...

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Honeysuckle

HONEYSUCKLE Juvenile, Green (Chelonia mydas) Patient Status: Released Jan. 28. 2017. Date Found: September 23, 2017 Location Found: Crystal River, Hernando County, FL Reason for Rescue: Found entangled in fishing line; fibropapilloma tumors TRIAGE WEIGHT: 5.1 kg (11.2...

Green Sea Turtle Release at Honeymoon Island – Vanilla Wafer

VANILLA WAFER Juvenile, Green (Chelonia mydas) Released: Nov. 7, 2017, at Honeymoon Island State Park. Vanilla Wafer, a juvenile green sea turtle, first stranded back on January 24, 2016, on Clearwater Beach. She was found with a few small fibropapilloma tumors but...