Injured Dolphin Named Babyface Spotted With Her Own Baby Calf

Do you remember Babyface? She was a dolphin that Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) observed in 2015 with deep propeller cuts on the peduncle near her tail. Babyface was recently spotted once again and this time with a calf! Babyface Survived Severe Injuries In June of...

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Equinox

EQUINOX Juvenile, Green (Chelonia mydas) Patient Status: Current. Date Found: January 5, 2018. Location Found: Sea wall off Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Reason for Rescue: Found floating off sea wall at Clearwater Marine Aquarium. TRIAGE WEIGHT: 4.2 kg (9.24 lbs) SCL...

Three Sea Turtles Released at Fred Howard Park

Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) released three sea turtles on Tues., April 17 at Fred Howard Park in Tarpon Springs, FL. The sea turtles included Echo and Papa, two endangered green sea turtles treated for the fibropapilloma virus, and Marigold, a critically...

How You Can Help Protect Marine Life From Boat Strikes

Many of the marine animals that we rescue and recover have signs of boat strike injuries. The animals that are most susceptible to boat strike injuries are those animals that often come up to the surface to breathe air. These include sea turtles, dolphins and...

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Apple Jacks

APPLE JACKS Green, Sub-Adult (Chelonia mydas) Patient Status: Released November 1, 2017 Date Found: February 28, 2017 Location Found: Captiva, Lee County, FL Reason for Rescue: Boat strike, Fibropapilloma tumors TRIAGE WEIGHT: 37.2 kg (82.01 lbs) SCL (STRAIGHT...

Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle Release – Iris

IRIS Sub-Adult, Kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii) RELEASED: January 4, 2017 Crab Trap and Boat Strike Victim Iris is a sub-adult Kemp’s ridley sea turtle that came to CMA on September 25, 2016. She was found entangled in a crab trap in Chassahowitzka...

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Vanilla Wafer

VANILLA WAFER Juvenile, Green (Chelonia mydas) Patient Status: Released Nov. 7, 2017. (Previously released Jan.19, 2017.) Date Found: March 24, 2017. (Previously rescued on January 24, 2016.) Location Found: Madeira Beach, FL. (Previously found on Clearwater Beach.)...

Double Sea Turtle Release – Jinx and Acura

JINX AND ACURA Juvenile, Green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas) RELEASED: May 23, 2016 JINX Jinx, a juvenile green sea turtle, was rescued from Three Rooker Island and brought to CMA on April 28th, 2016.  He is one of the very few Green Sea Turtles that we receive that...