Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Avocato

Avocato Juvenile, Green (Chelonia mydas) Patient Status: Current. Date Found: November 18, 2018. Location: 450 feet off Causeway Blvd on Honeymoon Island; Pinellas County. Reason for Rescue: Buoyancy issue. Triage WEIGHT: 25.9 kg (56.9 lbs). SCL (STRAIGHT CARAPACE...

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Zelda

Zelda Juvenile, Green (Chelonia mydas) Patient Status: Current. 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 lbs). SCL (STRAIGHT...

Three Trapped Manatees Relocated from Oldsmar Retention Pond

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...

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Uno

Uno Juvenile, Green (Chelonia mydas) Patient Status: Current. Date Found: September 23, 2018. Location: New Port Richey; Pasco County. Reason for Rescue: Found floating. Triage WEIGHT: 14.54 kg (32 lbs). SCL (STRAIGHT CARAPACE LENGTH): 49.0 cm. EXAM FINDINGS: Active...

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – War

War Juvenile, Kemp’s Ridley (Lepidochelys kempii) Patient Status: Current. Date Found: September 28, 2018. Location: Fishing pier in Safety Harbor; Pinellas County. Reason for Rescue: Hook ingestion. Triage WEIGHT: 4.2 kg (9.2 lbs). SCL (STRAIGHT CARAPACE...

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Valkyrie

Valkyrie Juvenile, Kemp’s Ridley (Lepidochelys kempii) Patient Status: Released on November 1, 2018. Date Found: September 26, 2018. Location: Offshore of St. Pete Beach; Pinellas County. Reason for Rescue: Found floating. Triage WEIGHT: 8.79 kg (19.3 lbs). SCL...

Ruffles the Rescued Seahorse

Seahorse Found Washed up on Beach by Tourists Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) rescued a female lined seahorse, named Ruffles, after she was found washed up on Belleair Beach by a beachgoer. CMA suspects the rough waves following Hurricane Michael impacted the small...

Three Sea Turtles Released on Opposite Coasts of Florida

Rescued Sea Turtles, Parmesan, Nacho and Whiz Go Back Home on the East and West Coast. Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) released three endangered, juvenile, green sea turtles on Wed., June 27 off the West and East coasts of Florida. Whiz, rescued with fibropapilloma...