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

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

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

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

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

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...

Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle Release – Norbert

NORBERT Juvenile, Kemp’s ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) RELEASED: July 13, 2016 Norbert, a juvenile Kemp’s ridley sea turtle, was brought to Clearwater Marine Aquarium on May 26, 2016 after being caught on a hook off of Pier 60. Clearwater’s popular...

Green Sea Turtle Release – Wonder Woman

WONDER WOMAN Juvenile, Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) RELEASED: June 30, 2016 Wonder Woman, a juvenile green sea turtle, came to Clearwater Marine Aquarium on October 16, 2015 from an intercostal waterway in Palm Harbor. The presence of Fibropapilloma tumors were...