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.... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) released three endangered, juvenile, green sea turtles on June 27 off the West and East coasts of Florida.
Donkey Kong is a juvenile Kemp’s ridley sea turtle that was found at Clearwater Beach with monofilament wrapped around its flipper on June 13.
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... Read More
Bowser was found floating and swimming sideways around St. John’s Sound, between Honeymoon Island State Park and Fred Howard Park on June 13, 2018. This was most likely due to gastrointestinal gas.
Frito, the tiny seahorse that was recently rescued by Clearwater Marine Aquarium was released back into the wild on June 14, 2018.
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.