CMA Rescues a 200-Pound Loggerhead Sea Turtle Named Kirby

CMA Rescues a 200-Pound Loggerhead Sea Turtle Named Kirby

On Tuesday, January 29, the CMA Rescue Team received several calls regarding a large loggerhead turtle that had been floating in the Intracoastal Waterway at Indian Rocks Beach. The Rescue Team had received calls about this same turtle in the weeks leading up to the...
Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Gardenia

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Gardenia

On September 13, 2017, a juvenile green turtle with fibropapilloma tumors was found entangled in fishing line by the Skyway Fishing Pier in Pinellas County, Florida. CMA’s Rescue Team was contacted, picked up the turtle, and brought it back to the aquarium for triage and care.

Hawksbill Sea Turtle Release – BB

Hawksbill Sea Turtle Release – BB

BB Juvenile, Hawksbill(Eretmochelys imbricata) RELEASED: December 21, 2016 Cold Stun Sea Turtle Survivor BB is a juvenile hawksbill sea turtle that came to Clearwater Marine Aquarium on February 12, 2016. She was part of our cold stun event and at that time we had so...
Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – BB

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – BB

BB is a juvenile hawksbill sea turtle that was found on February 12th, 2016 in Treasure Island, FL. BB was found in a lethargic, slightly emaciated state with a lot of epibiota on top of her carapace, with many barnacles lodged in between her scutes. After removing all barnacles from BB’s carapace, it was then discovered that both of her humeri in her front flippers were broken, too.