Spring Break Checklist

Spring Break Checklist

Spring break is back! We’ve put together this checklist to guide you through all the special events and things you don’t want to miss when visiting Clearwater Marine Aquarium! 1. Visit Clearwater Beach — the #1 Beach in the United States, Again! ...
Loggerhead Sea Turtle Release at Clearwater Beach – Toot

Loggerhead Sea Turtle Release at Clearwater Beach – Toot

TOOT Sub-adult, Loggerhead (Caretta caretta) RELEASED: September 21, 2017, at Clearwater Beach Toot, a sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle, came to us on June 27, 2017, found by fishermen, floating near Tierra Verde here in Pinellas County. Toot arrived at Clearwater...
Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Oat Bran

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Oat Bran

OAT BRAN Juvenile, Kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii) Patient Status: Released August 24, 2017 Date Found: May 6, 2017 Location Found: Pier 60, Clearwater Beach, Pinellas County, FL Reason for Rescue: Fisherman caught turtle by accident, turtle swallowed hook...
Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Dinky Donuts

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Dinky Donuts

DINKY DONUTS Juvenile, Green (Chelonia mydas) Patient Status: Former Date Found: March 22, 2017 Location Found: Shephards Beach Resort, Clearwater, Pinellas County, FL Reason for Rescue: Fibropapilloma tumors TRIAGE WEIGHT: 2.78 kg SCL (STRAIGHT CARAPACE LENGTH): 30.9...
Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Vanilla Wafer

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Vanilla Wafer

VANILLA WAFER Juvenile, Green (Chelonia mydas) Patient Status: Released Nov. 7, 2017. (Previously released Jan.19, 2017.) Date Found: March 24, 2017. (Previously rescued on January 24, 2016.) Location Found: Madeira Beach, FL. (Previously found on Clearwater Beach.)...
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...