Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Yahtzee

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Yahtzee

Yahtzee Juvenile, Green (Chelonia mydas) Patient Status: Released on February 14, 2019. Date Found: October 13, 2018. Location: New Port Richey, Florida; Pasco County. Reason for Rescue: Line entanglement and fibropapilloma tumors. Triage WEIGHT: 8.78 kg (19.3 lbs)....
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Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Zahara

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Zahara

On December 17, a juvenile green turtle was found floating at the surface of the water, with a few small fibropapilloma tumors on its flippers. Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s Rescue Team was called in to collect the turtle and bring it back to CMA for immediate triage and care.

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Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Snapdragon

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Snapdragon

On December 2, 2017, a fisherman found two turtles – Snapdragon and Thistle – entangled together in monofilament line in the water, both with fibropapilloma tumors. He collected both turtles and called the Clearwater Marine Aquarium stranding line. Rescue personnel from the aquarium met the fisherman and brought the turtles back to the aquarium for triage and care.

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Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Gardenia

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Gardenia

On September 13, 2017, a juvenile green turtle with fibropapilloma tumors was found entangled in fishing line by the Skyway Fishing Pier in Pinellas County, Florida. CMA’s Rescue Team was contacted, picked up the turtle, and brought it back to the aquarium for triage and care.

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Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Pebbles

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...
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Green Sea Turtle Release – Quaker

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...
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Green Sea Turtle Release – Gryffindor

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...
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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.

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