Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Zahara

ZAHARA Juvenile, Green (Chelonia mydas) Patient Status: Released on January 25, 2018. Date Found: December 17, 2017. Location Found: West of Ozellow water tower, Citrus County, FL. Reason for Rescue: Found floating; fibropapilloma tumors. TRIAGE: WEIGHT: 26.4 kg (58.2...

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 – Gardenia

GARDENIA Juvenile, Green (Chelonia mydas) Patient Status: Released on Dec. 28, 2017. Date Found: September 13, 2017. Location Found: Skyway Bridge Marina, Pinellas County, FL. Reason for Rescue: Fibropapilloma tumors; entangled in fishing line. TRIAGE: WEIGHT: 26.1 kg...

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Pebbles

PEBBLES Juvenile, Green (Chelonia mydas) Patient Status: Released June 20, 2017 Date Found: May 9, 2017 Location Found: Offshore of Citrus County, FL Reason for Rescue: Fibropapilloma tumors TRIAGE WEIGHT: 2.96 kg (6.53 lbs) SCL (STRAIGHT CARAPACE LENGTH): 28.5 cm...

Green Sea Turtle Release – Quaker

QUAKER Juvenile, Green (Chelonia mydas) RELEASED: July 18, 2017 Quaker arrived at Clearwater Marine Aquarium on May 12, 2017, after being found floating at Homosassa Bay, Florida. She arrived with a severe injury to her right front flipper, due to a fishing line...

Green Sea Turtle Release – Gryffindor

GRYFFINDOR Juvenile, Green (Chelonia mydas) RELEASED: July 6, 2017 Gryffindor, a juvenile green sea turtle, was found on February 22, 2016, under the John’s Pass Bridge in Madeira Beach, Florida. Rescued by our stranding team, Gryffindor was brought into Clearwater...

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Urkel-O’s

URKEL-O’S Juvenile, Green (Chelonia mydas) Patient Status: Released August 17, 2017 Date Found: May 21, 2017 Location Found: Pasco County, FL Reason for Rescue: Monofilament fishing line entanglement; fibropapilloma tumors TRIAGE WEIGHT: 5.89 kg (12.98 lbs) SCL...

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Quaker

QUAKER Juvenile, Green (Chelonia mydas) Patient Status: Released July 18, 2017 Date Found: May 12, 2017 Location Found: Homosassa Bay, south of Entrance Channel, Citrus County, FL Reason for Rescue: Fibropapilloma tumors; Monofilament fishing line entanglement TRIAGE...

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...

Green Sea Turtle Release – Pebbles

PEBBLES Juvenile, Green (Chelonia mydas) RELEASED: June 20, 2017 Pebbles, a juvenile green sea turtle, was found by boaters in Citrus County on May 9, 2017. In addition to some barnacles on her shell, Pebbles had fibropapillomatosis tumors growing around her flippers,...