Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Juliana

JULIANA Juvenile, Kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii) Patient Status: Released on May 9. Date Found: March 3, 2018. Location Found: Unknown location. Reason for Rescue: Fishing line and hook ingestion. TRIAGE WEIGHT: 2.3 kg (5.06 lbs) SCL (STRAIGHT CARAPACE...

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Havarti

HAVARTI Juvenile, Green (Chelonia mydas) Patient Status: Current. Date Found: February 17, 2018. Location Found: Skyway Bridge Fishing Pier. Reason for Rescue: Caught with a fishing hook at Skyway Bridge Fishing Pier. TRIAGE WEIGHT: 2.9 kg (6.38 lbs) SCL (STRAIGHT...

Fishing Gear Tips to Protect Sea Turtles

Practicing the use of safer fishing hooks and proper disposal of fishing gear are a few ways you can help make a big difference! Fishing can be a great way to spend a summer day; however, it’s important to remove all debris and waste left over from any fishing trip to...

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Oat Bran

OAT BRAN Juvenile, Kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii) Patient Status: Released August 24, 2017 Date Found: May 6, 2017 Location Found: Pier 60, Clearwater Beach, Pinellas County, FL Reason for Rescue: Fisherman caught turtle by accident, turtle swallowed hook...

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Gryffindor

GRYFFINDOR Juvenile, Green (Chelonia mydas) Patient Status: Released on July 6, 2017 Date Found: March 22, 2016 Location Found: John’s Pass, Pinellas County, FL Reason for Rescue: Hooked by fisherman TRIAGE WEIGHT: 8.65 kg (19.07 lbs) SCL (STRAIGHT CARAPACE...