Triple sea turtle release on Honeymoon Island. Three juvenile green sea turtles, Gran Torino, Han Solo and Vanilla Wafer, were released on January 19, 2017, after being rehabilitated for nearly a year.
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.
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
KREACHER Sub-adult, Loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) RELEASED: June 21, 2016 Sea Turtle Rehabiliation Kreacher, a sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle, was discovered floating off Clearwater Beach on Sunday May 8th, 2016. Rescuers noted moderate epibiota growth...Read More
JINX AND ACURAJuvenile, Green sea turtles(Chelonia mydas)RELEASED: May 23, 2016JINXJinx, a juvenile green sea turtle, was rescued from Three Rooker Island and brought to CMA on April 28, 2016. He is one of the very few Green Sea Turtles that we receive that does not...Read More
WAHOO Juvenile, Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) RELEASED: March 29, 2016 Wahoo is a juvenile green sea turtle, who came to the aquarium on May 9th, 2015 from an intercostal waterway in Dunedin. Wahoo was found entangled in fishing line with another pappy green that...Read More
FALCON Juvenile, Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) RELEASED: March 2, 2016 Falcon, a juvenile green sea turtle, was found floating in the Gulf of Mexico near the Sand Key Park area of Clearwater on January 30, 2016 by some good Samaritans. Falcon came to CMA with a...Read More