Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Zelda

Zelda Juvenile, Green (Chelonia mydas) Patient Status: Current. 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 lbs). SCL (STRAIGHT...

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Donkey Kong

DONKEY KONG Juvenile, Kemp’s Ridley (Lepidochelys kempii) Patient Status: Released on August 9, 2018. Date Found: June 13, 2018. Location Found: Clearwater Beach. Reason for Rescue: Fishing line was wrapped around the right front flipper. TRIAGE WEIGHT: 1.07 kg...

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 – Lotus

LOTUS Juvenile, Green (Chelonia mydas) Patient Status: Released on February 22, 2018. Date Found: October 22, 2017 Location Found: Near Mullet Key, Citrus County, FL Reason for Rescue: Found entangled in fishing line; Fibropapilloma tumors TRIAGE: WEIGHT: 3.2 kg (7.0...

Rescue Mission – Dolphin Calf Disentanglement

Cocoa Beach, FL (January 2017) – Clearwater Marine Aquarium rescue team personnel participated in a multi-agency disentanglement in the Indian River Lagoon on Jan. 17, 2017. (This is near the same area where Winter & Hope were rescued.) Organizations involved...