Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Ezra

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Ezra

Ezra is a juvenile green sea turtle who was found offshore near Homosassa, Florida, in Citrus County. Ezra has several fibropapilloma tumors present on his body. When placed in water, Ezra showed signs of a possible neurologic disorder. His treatment plan consists of vitamins, antibiotics, and fluids.

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Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Zelda

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Zelda

Zelda Juvenile, Green (Chelonia mydas) Patient Status: Released on January 10, 2019. Date Found: November 8, 2018. Location: Anclote River; Tarpon Springs, FL; Pinellas County. Reason for Rescue: Line entanglement and fibropapilloma virus. Triage WEIGHT: 12.6 kg (27.7...
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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.

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Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Juliet

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Juliet

On January 7, 2018, a juvenile green sea turtle was found stranded near Bellaire Beach. Later named Juliet, the sea turtle was hypothermic and exhibited the fibropapilloma virus. Juliet had paps located on her left front flipper and smaller ones in other quadrants. She was placed in a rehabilitation pool once warmed up where she waited for her pap removal surgery.

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Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Zodiac

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Zodiac

On January 6, 2018, a juvenile green sea turtle was found stranded on Hernando beach in Hernando, Florida. It was brought to Clearwater Marine Aquarium for triage and an appropriate treatment. Upon closer examination, it was revealed that Zodiac was hypothermic and had fibropapilloma tumors located in the cranial quadrants. The vet team decided Zodiac was a good candidate for pap removal surgery as soon as his iron levels increased.

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Three Sea Turtles Released at Fred Howard Park

Three Sea Turtles Released at Fred Howard Park

Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) released three sea turtles on Tues., April 17 at Fred Howard Park in Tarpon Springs, FL. The sea turtles included Echo and Papa, two endangered green sea turtles treated for the fibropapilloma virus, and Marigold, a critically endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtle treated for boat strike injuries.

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