Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Zahara

ZAHARA Juvenile, Green (Chelonia mydas) Patient Status: Released on January 25, 2018. Date Found: December 17, 2017. Location Found: West of Ozellow water tower, Citrus County, FL. Reason for Rescue: Found floating; fibropapilloma tumors. TRIAGE: WEIGHT: 26.4 kg (58.2...

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Snapdragon

SNAPDRAGON Juvenile, Green (Chelonia mydas) Patient Status: Released on February 22, 2018. Date Found: December 2, 2017. Location Found: Near Crystal River, Citrus County, FL. Reason for Rescue: Fishing Line Entanglement; fibropapilloma tumors. TRIAGE: WEIGHT: 6.5 kg...

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Lotus

LOTUS Juvenile, Green (Chelonia mydas) Patient Status: Released on February 22, 2018. Date Found: October 22, 2017 Location Found: Near Mullet Key, Citrus County, FL Reason for Rescue: Found entangled in fishing line; Fibropapilloma tumors TRIAGE: WEIGHT: 3.2 kg (7.0...

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Pebbles

PEBBLES Juvenile, Green (Chelonia mydas) Patient Status: Released June 20, 2017 Date Found: May 9, 2017 Location Found: Offshore of Citrus County, FL Reason for Rescue: Fibropapilloma tumors TRIAGE WEIGHT: 2.96 kg (6.53 lbs) SCL (STRAIGHT CARAPACE LENGTH): 28.5 cm...

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Waffle Crisp

WAFFLE CRISP Sub-adult, Loggerhead (Caretta caretta) Patient Status: Released August 22, 2017 Date Found: May 26, 2017 Location Found: River Haven Marina, Homosassa, Citrus County, FL Reason for Rescue: Found floating, emaciated with epibiota growth on the carapace...

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Quaker

QUAKER Juvenile, Green (Chelonia mydas) Patient Status: Released July 18, 2017 Date Found: May 12, 2017 Location Found: Homosassa Bay, south of Entrance Channel, Citrus County, FL Reason for Rescue: Fibropapilloma tumors; Monofilament fishing line entanglement TRIAGE...

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 flippers,...

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Vulcan

VULCAN Juvenile, Green (Chelonia mydas) Patient Status: Released February 28, 2017 Date Found: January 10, 2017 Location Found: Chassahowitzka River, Citrus County, FL Reason for Rescue: Cold stun TRIAGE WEIGHT: 2.3 kg SCL (STRAIGHT CARAPACE LENGTH): 25.3 cm EXAM...

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Iris

IRIS Juvenile, Kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii) Patient Status: Released on January 4, 2017 Date Found: September 25, 2016 Location Found: Chassahowitzka River, Citrus County, FL Reason for Rescue: :Entangled in crab trap causing deep lacerations TRIAGE...