Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Snapdragon

SNAPDRAGON Juvenile, Green (Chelonia mydas) Patient Status: Released on February 22, 2018. Date Found: December 2, 2017. Location Found: Near Crystal River, Citrus County, FL. Reason for Rescue: Fishing Line Entanglement; fibropapilloma tumors. TRIAGE: WEIGHT: 6.5 kg...

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Ivory

IVORY Juvenile, Green (Chelonia mydas) Patient Status: Released on February 22, 2018. Date Found: September 23, 2017 Location Found: Crystal River, Hernando County, FL Reason for Rescue: Found entangled in fishing line; Fibropapilloma tumors TRIAGE: WEIGHT: 4.1 kg...

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Honeysuckle

HONEYSUCKLE Juvenile, Green (Chelonia mydas) Patient Status: Released Jan. 28. 2017. Date Found: September 23, 2017 Location Found: Crystal River, Hernando County, FL Reason for Rescue: Found entangled in fishing line; fibropapilloma tumors TRIAGE WEIGHT: 5.1 kg (11.2...

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...

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...