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.

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Manatee Appreciation: How We Can Protect Them Together

Manatee Appreciation: How We Can Protect Them Together

At Clearwater Marine Aquarium we are involved in the conservation, research, rescue, rehab and release of marine animals, including manatees. Learn about these majestic marine mammals, how we are helping them and what you can do to protect them, too. Protecting...
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Rescue Mission – Crystal River Manatees

Rescue Mission – Crystal River Manatees

Crystal River, FL (September 15, 2016) – On September 1, 2016, Hurricane Hermine brought heavy winds and high flood waters to Crystal River. As the waters rose during the storm, seven manatees entered the Plantation Inn Golf Course Pond and became entrapped when the...
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Double Sea Turtle Release – Incendio and EE

Double Sea Turtle Release – Incendio and EE

INCENDIO AND EEJuvenile, Green sea turtles(Chelonia mydas)RELEASED: August 17, 2016INCENDIOIncendio is a green sea turtle, who was found on April 25, 2016, in Crystal River. Incendio was discovered in a residential area with fibropapilloma tumors present and mild...
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