Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Yahtzee

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Yahtzee

Yahtzee Juvenile, Green (Chelonia mydas) Patient Status: Released on February 14, 2019. Date Found: October 13, 2018. Location: New Port Richey, Florida; Pasco County. Reason for Rescue: Line entanglement and fibropapilloma tumors. Triage WEIGHT: 8.78 kg (19.3 lbs)....
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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 – Havarti

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Havarti

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.

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Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Equinox

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Equinox

On January 5, 2018, a juvenile green sea turtle was found floating off the sea wall at Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Upon retrieval and initial examination, it appeared the sea turtle had several healing boat strike wounds along with tumors of varying sizes located in all quadrants.

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Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Zodiac

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Zodiac

On January 6, 2018, a juvenile green sea turtle was found stranded on Hernando beach in Hernando, Florida. It was brought to Clearwater Marine Aquarium for triage and an appropriate treatment. Upon closer examination, it was revealed that Zodiac was hypothermic and had fibropapilloma tumors located in the cranial quadrants. The vet team decided Zodiac was a good candidate for pap removal surgery as soon as his iron levels increased.

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Three Sea Turtles Released at Fred Howard Park

Three Sea Turtles Released at Fred Howard Park

Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) released three sea turtles on Tues., April 17 at Fred Howard Park in Tarpon Springs, FL. The sea turtles included Echo and Papa, two endangered green sea turtles treated for the fibropapilloma virus, and Marigold, a critically endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtle treated for boat strike injuries.

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