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...
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.

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.

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Lotus

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Lotus

On October 22, 2017, a juvenile green turtle with fibropapilloma tumors was found washed up in the mangroves. Fishing line was loosely entangling the turtle’s body, trapping it in the mangrove roots.