Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Zahara

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Zahara

On December 17, a juvenile green turtle was found floating at the surface of the water, with a few small fibropapilloma tumors on its flippers. Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s Rescue Team was called in to collect the turtle and bring it back to CMA for immediate triage and care.

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Snapdragon

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Snapdragon

On December 2, 2017, a fisherman found two turtles – Snapdragon and Thistle – entangled together in monofilament line in the water, both with fibropapilloma tumors. He collected both turtles and called the Clearwater Marine Aquarium stranding line. Rescue personnel from the aquarium met the fisherman and brought the turtles back to the aquarium for triage and care.

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Lotus

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Lotus

On October 22, 2017, a juvenile green turtle with fibropapilloma tumors was found washed up in the mangroves. Fishing line was loosely entangling the turtle’s body, trapping it in the mangrove roots.

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Pebbles

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...
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...
Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Vulcan

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Vulcan

On January 10, 2017, a small juvenile green turtle was found floating along the shore of the Chassahowitzka River in Citrus County, Florida. The turtle was brought to CMA by the FWC, and the turtle was triaged. A CT scan indicated the turtle had moderate ingesta in its gastrointestinal tract, and gas

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Iris

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Iris

A local fisherman found Iris, a juvenile Kemp’s ridley sea turtle, on September 25th, 2016 entangled in a crab trap in Chassahowitzka River, Citrus County, FL. The crab trap had entangled Iris’s left front flipper creating a deep laceration, and causing the flipper to swell as well as causing a laceration on the dorsal side of her neck.