New Permanent Resident Arrives at CMA for the Holidays Clearwater Marine Aquarium welcomes Snorkel, a rescued loggerhead sea turtle, home for the holidays as a new permanent resident. The small sea turtle is blind and missing parts of her nose and jaw; therefore she... Read More
Doug is a juvenile green sea turtle who was found washed ashore on Belleair Beach on December 1, 2018. Upon intake, Doug appeared very lethargic but had no obvious physical abnormalities. He was given fluids and vitamins as initial treatments.
Wild Dolphin Updates Dolphin Calf Seen With Suspected Boat Strike Injury This month we want to remind everyone to operate your vessels in a safe and respectful manner for wild marine animals. Faux, a mother who was first sighted on March 3, 2014, recently had her... Read More
Avocato and Uno Return to the Gulf of Mexico Clearwater Marine Aquarium released Avocato and Uno, two endangered green sea turtles, back home into the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday, December 13, 2018. The two sea turtles were rescued and rehabilitated by CMA staff and... Read More
Avocato is a juvenile green sea turtle that was found floating about 450 feet off Causeway Blvd. on Honeymoon Island in Dunedin, Florida on November 18, 2018.
Zelda Juvenile, Green (Chelonia mydas) Patient Status: Released on January 10, 2019. Date Found: November 8, 2018. Location: Anclote River; Tarpon Springs, FL; Pinellas County. Reason for Rescue: Line entanglement and fibropapilloma virus. Triage WEIGHT: 12.6 kg (27.7... Read More
37 Sea Turtle Hatchlings Released Off East Coast of Florida Clearwater Marine Aquarium released 37 rescued loggerhead sea turtle hatchlings off the east coast of Florida on Nov. 9, 2018, after rescue and rehabilitation at CMA. The baby sea turtles were all rescued... Read More
Valkyrie and Ninja Go Back Home Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) released two sea turtles on Thurs., Nov. 1. Valkyrie, a critically endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtle, and Ninja, an endangered green sea turtle, were released at Fred Howard Park in Tarpon Springs,... Read More
Manatees Found After King Tides Flood Into Ponds On October 16, 2018, Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s Rescue Team assisted Florida Fish & Wildlife (FWC) with the rescue and relocation of three manatees entrapped in a retention pond in Oldsmar, Florida. The... Read More
Yahtzee Juvenile, Green (Chelonia mydas) Patient Status: Released on February 14, 2019. Date Found: October 13, 2018. Location: New Port Richey, Florida; Pasco County. Reason for Rescue: Line entanglement and fibropapilloma tumors. Triage WEIGHT: 8.78 kg (19.3 lbs).... Read More