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.
On July 12, 2017, Clearwater Marine Aquarium released three sea turtles back to the ocean at Sebastian Inlet State Park, on the east coast of Florida
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.