Frito the Tiny Seahorse Released

Tiny seahorse rescued from fishing line entanglement and released into the wild Frito, the tiny seahorse that was recently rescued by Clearwater Marine Aquarium was released back into the wild on June 14, 2018, after a few days of rehabilitation. The female lined...

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Zo

ZO Juvenile, Green (Chelonia mydas) Patient Status: Released October 10, 2017 Date Found: July 8, 2017 Location Found: Holiday, Pasco County, FL Reason for Rescue: Found entangled in fishing line; Fibropapilloma tumors TRIAGE WEIGHT: 6.11 kg (13.5 lbs) SCL (STRAIGHT...

Rescue Mission – Dolphin Calf Injured by Spearfishing Gear

Mosquito Lagoon (February 14) — Clearwater Marine Aquarium Rescue Team personnel participated in a multi-agency dolphin calf disentanglement in Mosquito Lagoon, FL on February 14, 2017. Alongside CMA, organizations involved included the National Oceanic and...

Rescue Mission – Reel’s Dolphin Calf

Fort Pierce, FL (January 2017) – Under the direction of National Marine Fisheries Services (NMFS) Clearwater Marine Aquarium dispatched a small team to assist in the intervention of an entangled bottlenose dolphin calf in the Indian River Lagoon, near Fort Pierce, FL....

Rescue Mission – Dolphin Calf Disentanglement

Cocoa Beach, FL (January 2017) – Clearwater Marine Aquarium rescue team personnel participated in a multi-agency disentanglement in the Indian River Lagoon on Jan. 17, 2017. (This is near the same area where Winter & Hope were rescued.) Organizations involved...

Rescue Mission – Parcel (Bottlenose Dolphin)

Johns Pass, FL (October 2015) – Rescue personnel originally received a call from a local boat captain reporting a bottlenose dolphin calf entangled in plastic wrapping on October 6, 2015. The white plastic strap was observed encompassing the anterior portion of the...

Green Sea Turtle Release – Wahoo

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...