Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Roadrunner

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Roadrunner

Roadrunner Juvenile, Green (Chelonia mydas) Patient Status: Current. Date Found: May 8, 2019. Location: St. Pete Beach; Pinellas County. Reason for Rescue:Found floating. Triage WEIGHT: 3.61 kg (7.94 lbs). SCL (STRAIGHT CARAPACE LENGTH): 36.5 cm. EXAM FINDINGS: Quiet...
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 – Nacho

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Nacho

NACHO Juvenile, Green (Chelonia mydas) Patient Status: Current. Date Found: April 11, 2018. Location Found: Daytona Beach Shores, FL. Reason for Rescue: Found on Daytona Beach Shores, encrusted with barnacles, mud, algae, abscess-like growth under right front flipper....
Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Parmesan

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Parmesan

PARMESAN Juvenile, Green (Chelonia mydas) Patient Status: Current. Date Found: April 23, 2018. Location Found: East Coast of Florida. Reason for Rescue: Stranded with fibropapilloma tumors and epibiota, also missing both rear flippers. TRIAGE EXAM FINDINGS: Both rear...
Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Equinox

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Equinox

EQUINOX Juvenile, Green (Chelonia mydas) Patient Status: Current. Date Found: January 5, 2018. Location Found: Sea wall off Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Reason for Rescue: Found floating off sea wall at Clearwater Marine Aquarium. TRIAGE WEIGHT: 4.2 kg (9.24 lbs) SCL...
Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Echo

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Echo

ECHO Juvenile, Green (Chelonia mydas) Patient Status: Released on April 17, 2018. Date Found: January 7, 2018. Location Found: Hudson Beach, Pasco County, FL. Reason for Rescue: Found floating; fibropapilloma tumors; mild epibiota (barnacles). TRIAGE: WEIGHT: 4.22 kg...
Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Waffle Crisp

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Waffle Crisp

WAFFLE CRISP Sub-adult, Loggerhead (Caretta caretta) Patient Status: Released August 22, 2017 Date Found: May 26, 2017 Location Found: River Haven Marina, Homosassa, Citrus County, FL Reason for Rescue: Found floating, emaciated with epibiota growth on the carapace...
Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Special K

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Special K

SPECIAL K Sub-adult, Kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii) Patient Status: Released Dec. 21, 2017. Date Found: May 19, 2017 Location Found: Half mile offshore west of Anclote Park, Pinellas County, FL Reason for Rescue: Fibropapilloma tumors TRIAGE WEIGHT: 19.8 kg...
Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Eggo

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Eggo

EGGO Juvenile, Green (Chelonia mydas) Patient Status: Released June 5, 2017 Date Found: March 24, 2017 Location Found: Jacksonville Beach, Duval County, FL Reason for Rescue: Found washed up on the beach TRIAGE WEIGHT: 2.4 kg SCL (STRAIGHT CARAPACE LENGTH): 29.0 cm...
Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Dinky Donuts

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Dinky Donuts

DINKY DONUTS Juvenile, Green (Chelonia mydas) Patient Status: Former Date Found: March 22, 2017 Location Found: Shephards Beach Resort, Clearwater, Pinellas County, FL Reason for Rescue: Fibropapilloma tumors TRIAGE WEIGHT: 2.78 kg SCL (STRAIGHT CARAPACE LENGTH): 30.9...