Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Nitro

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Nitro

Nitro is a sub-adult loggerhead who was found floating by a boater near Hurricane Pass in Pinellas County. Nitro arrived at CMA on August 13, 2019. Upon intake, Nitro appeared lethargic and slightly thin. She had thick algae coverage and several barnacles on her carapace (shell). It appears Nitro might have some gastrointestinal issues. Her initial treatment consists of vitamins, fluids, and antibiotics.

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Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Uno

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Uno

Uno Juvenile, Green (Chelonia mydas) Patient Status: Released on December 13, 2018. Date Found: September 23, 2018. Location: New Port Richey; Pasco County. Reason for Rescue: Found floating. Triage WEIGHT: 14.54 kg (32 lbs). SCL (STRAIGHT CARAPACE LENGTH): 49.0 cm....
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Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Zahara

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Zahara

On December 17, a juvenile green turtle was found floating at the surface of the water, with a few small fibropapilloma tumors on its flippers. Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s Rescue Team was called in to collect the turtle and bring it back to CMA for immediate triage and care.

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