Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Zahara

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Zahara

On December 17, a juvenile green turtle was found floating at the surface of the water, with a few small fibropapilloma tumors on its flippers. Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s Rescue Team was called in to collect the turtle and bring it back to CMA for immediate triage and care.

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Snapdragon

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Snapdragon

On December 2, 2017, a fisherman found two turtles – Snapdragon and Thistle – entangled together in monofilament line in the water, both with fibropapilloma tumors. He collected both turtles and called the Clearwater Marine Aquarium stranding line. Rescue personnel from the aquarium met the fisherman and brought the turtles back to the aquarium for triage and care.

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Gardenia

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Gardenia

On September 13, 2017, a juvenile green turtle with fibropapilloma tumors was found entangled in fishing line by the Skyway Fishing Pier in Pinellas County, Florida. CMA’s Rescue Team was contacted, picked up the turtle, and brought it back to the aquarium for triage and care.

Two Brothers Meet Rescued Dolphins and Fulfill a Dream

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...
Stranded Dolphin Rescued From Mudflat in Hernando Beach

Stranded Dolphin Rescued From Mudflat in Hernando Beach

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) Marine Mammal Pathobiology Lab (MMPL) regarding a live stranded dolphin in a mudflat close to a residential area of Hernando Beach.

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Lotus

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Lotus

On October 22, 2017, a juvenile green turtle with fibropapilloma tumors was found washed up in the mangroves. Fishing line was loosely entangling the turtle’s body, trapping it in the mangrove roots.

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Ivory

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Ivory

On September 23, 2017, a boater in Crystal River, Hernando County, Florida, found two green sea turtles entangled together in fishing line — later named Honeysuckle and Ivory.