Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Parmesan

PARMESAN Juvenile, Green (Chelonia mydas) Patient Status: Current. Date Found: April 23, 2018. Location Found: East Coast of Florida. Reason for Rescue: Stranded with fibropapilloma tumors and epibiota, also missing both rear flippers. TRIAGE EXAM FINDINGS: Both rear...

Loggerhead Sea Turtle Release – Ricotta

Loggerhead Released on East Coast of Florida After Monofilament Entanglement 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...

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Juliana

JULIANA Juvenile, Kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii) Patient Status: Released on May 9. Date Found: March 3, 2018. Location Found: Unknown location. Reason for Rescue: Fishing line and hook ingestion. TRIAGE WEIGHT: 2.3 kg (5.06 lbs) SCL (STRAIGHT CARAPACE...

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Havarti

HAVARTI Juvenile, Green (Chelonia mydas) Patient Status: Current. Date Found: February 17, 2018. Location Found: Skyway Bridge Fishing Pier. Reason for Rescue: Caught with a fishing hook at Skyway Bridge Fishing Pier. TRIAGE WEIGHT: 2.9 kg (6.38 lbs) SCL (STRAIGHT...

Rescued Green Sea Turtle Named Feta Released Back to the Gulf

 Feta, a Green Sea Turtle Weighing Less Than Two Pounds and Missing Its Tail Rescued off Clearwater Beach Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) released one of our smallest rescues, Feta, a juvenile green sea turtle weighing only 1.8 pounds. Feta was rescued on Jan. 31,...