Apple Jacks, a sub-adult green sea turtle, was originally found February 28, 2017, in Lee County, FL with a large wound on the carapace, believed to be caused by a boat strike, as well as fibropapilloma tumors.
Two sea turtles, Zo, a juvenile green, and Freesia, a loggerhead, were released on Oct. 10, 2017, at Honeymoon Island State Park after fibropapilloma treatment and rehabilitation at CMA.
On May 26, 2017, a sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle, named Waffle Crisp, was found floating offshore of Homosassa in Citrus County, Florida.
Two endangered sea turtles, Urkel-O’s and Eucalyptus, were rescued and released by CMA after being harmed by fishing gear. Both have a missing front flipper.
On June 27, 2017, fishermen found a sub-adult loggerhead floating near Tierra Verde in Pinellas County. It was covered in barnacles, and seemed very lethargic.
On July 9, a fisherman found a small, juvenile green sea turtle in Holiday, Pasco County, Florida with external fibropapilloma tumors, and fishing line entangling its left front flipper and around its neck.
Urkel-O’s is a juvenile green sea turtle that was found floating with fishing line entangling its right front flipper on May 21, 2017.