CMA Rescues a 200-Pound Loggerhead Sea Turtle Named Kirby

CMA Rescues a 200-Pound Loggerhead Sea Turtle Named Kirby

On Tuesday, January 29, the CMA Rescue Team received several calls regarding a large loggerhead turtle that had been floating in the Intracoastal Waterway at Indian Rocks Beach. The Rescue Team had received calls about this same turtle in the weeks leading up to the...
Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Parmesan

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Parmesan

On April 28, 2018, a juvenile green sea turtle was found stranded on the East Coast of Florida with fibropapilloma tumors on the body and a large amount of epibiota (barnacles and algae).

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Equinox

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Equinox

On January 5, 2018, a juvenile green sea turtle was found floating off the sea wall at Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Upon retrieval and initial examination, it appeared the sea turtle had several healing boat strike wounds along with tumors of varying sizes located in all quadrants.

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Special K

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Special K

Special K was brought into Clearwateer Marine Aquarium on May 19, 2017. She had been found offshore of the Dunedin Causeway in Pinellas County, floating with some epibiota (barnacles and algae) on her carapace, but also with numerous fibropapilloma tumors on all of her flippers.