On May 26, 2017, a sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle was found floating offshore, covered in barnacles, and emaciated.
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.
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.
Golden Graham is an adult female loggerhead sea turtle that was found washed up at Cape Canaveral, Brevard County, FL on March 30, 2017
Pop is a juvenile Kemp’s ridley sea turtle that was found washed ashore at Fort Pierce in St. Lucie County on April 19, 2017.
On April 19, 2017, a sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle was found in the intake of the St. Lucie Power Plant, covered in barnacles and in a very weakened
Eggo is a juvenile green sea turtle that was found washed ashore in Hanna Park on March 24, 2017.
Boo-Berry, a juvenile green sea turtle, was found floating about 225 meters offshore of Fort De Soto Park in Pinellas County, Florida on March 5, 2017.