Spring Break Checklist

Spring Break Checklist

We’ve put together a checklist to guide you through all the spring break events and things you don’t want to miss when visiting CMA!

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 – Vanilla Wafer

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Vanilla Wafer

Vanilla Wafer is a juvenile green sea turtle that was found on January 24th, 2016 in Clearwater Beach, FL with three severe boat strike wounds on its carapace. These wounds left internal tissue, including the spinal cord, exposed.

Loggerhead Sea Turtle Release – Xenophilius

Loggerhead Sea Turtle Release – Xenophilius

XENOPHILIUS Sub-adult, Loggerhead (Caretta caretta) RELEASED: October 27, 2016 Arrival at Clearwater Marine Aquarium Xeno, a sub-adult loggerhead, came to CMA on September 17, 2016. She was found about 15 miles offshore, floating and unable to dive, by our very own...
Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle Release – Weasley

Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle Release – Weasley

WEASLEY Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) RELEASED: September 26, 2016 Hooked by a Fisherman Weasley was named during a Harry Potter naming theme, and he certainly managed to get into some mischief! He was accidentally hooked by a local fisherman in...