Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Oat Bran

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Oat Bran

On the evening of May 6, 2017, a fisherman accidentally caught a small, juvenile Kemp’s ridley (named Oat Bran) at Pier 60. He had been using squid as bait which attracted Oat Bran to bite and swallow the hook.

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Special K

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Special K

Special K was brought into Clearwateer Marine Aquarium on May 19, 2017. She had been found offshore of the Dunedin Causeway in Pinellas County, floating with some epibiota (barnacles and algae) on her carapace, but also with numerous fibropapilloma tumors on all of her flippers.

Green Sea Turtle Release – Pebbles

Green Sea Turtle Release – Pebbles

PEBBLES Juvenile, Green (Chelonia mydas) RELEASED: June 20, 2017 Pebbles, a juvenile green sea turtle, was found by boaters in Citrus County on May 9, 2017. In addition to some barnacles on her shell, Pebbles had fibropapillomatosis tumors growing around her...