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...

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Donkey Kong

DONKEY KONG Juvenile, Kemp’s Ridley (Lepidochelys kempii) Patient Status: Released on August 9, 2018. Date Found: June 13, 2018. Location Found: Clearwater Beach. Reason for Rescue: Fishing line was wrapped around the right front flipper. TRIAGE WEIGHT: 1.07 kg...

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Yarra

YARRA Juvenile, Green (Chelonia mydas) Patient Status: Released on September 5, 2018. Date Found: May 31, 2018. Location Found: Homosassa, FL. Reason for Rescue: Transfer from a local vet clinic. TRIAGE WEIGHT: 2.59 kg (5.71 lbs). EXAM FINDINGS: Quiet and alert; good...

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Bowser

BOWSER Adult, Loggerhead (Caretta caretta) Patient Status: Released on October 18, 2018. Date Found: June 13, 2018. Location Found: Saint John’s Sound. Reason for Rescue: Found floating and swimming sideways. TRIAGE WEIGHT: 75.8 kg (167.1 lbs). SCL (STRAIGHT...