Clearwater Marine Aquarium released Small Fry, a juvenile green sea turtle on Thursday, March 19, 2020, after three months of rehab care.
Clearwater Marine Aquarium released Olivia, a large juvenile green sea turtle on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, after ten months of rehab care.
Clearwater Marine Aquarium released Wiley, a sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, after nearly eight months of rehab care.
Clearwater Marine Aquarium release Scooter, a loggerhead sea turtle, and Charlie, a Kemp’s ridley sea turtle, on January 30, 2020.
On March 3, 2018, an FWC officer responded to a call concerning a juvenile Kemp’s ridley with about a foot of fishing line hanging from its mouth. The sea turtle was brought to Clearwater Marine Aquarium and the vet team took radiographs to determine if there was a hook at the other end of the fishing line.
On February 17, 2018, a juvenile green sea turtle was caught at Skyway Bridge Fishing Pier and brought to Clearwater Marine Aquarium as a hook ingestion case. Upon arrival, our vet team took radiographs to get a better idea of how big the hook was and exactly where in the esophagus it was located.
On the evening of May 6, 2017, a fisherman accidentally caught a small, juvenile Kemp’s ridley (named Oat Bran) at Pier 60. He had been using squid as bait which attracted Oat Bran to bite and swallow the hook.