Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Uno

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Uno

Uno Juvenile, Green (Chelonia mydas) Patient Status: Released on December 13, 2018. 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....
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Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – War

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – War

WarJuvenile, Kemp’s Ridley(Lepidochelys kempii)Patient Status: Released on January 10, 2019. 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...
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Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Valkyrie

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...
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Ruffles the Rescued Seahorse

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...
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Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Yarra

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...
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Loggerhead Sea Turtle Release – Ricotta

Loggerhead Sea Turtle Release – Ricotta

Ricotta is a sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle who came in during our cheese naming theme. She was transferred to CMA on April 25 from the east coast of Florida. Upon examination, it was discovered that Ricotta had monofilament line wrapped around her front flipper.

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