Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Doug

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Doug

Doug is a juvenile green sea turtle who was found washed ashore on Belleair Beach on December 1, 2018. Upon intake, Doug appeared very lethargic but had no obvious physical abnormalities. He was given fluids and vitamins as initial treatments.

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Yarra

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Yarra

YARRA Juvenile, Green (Chelonia mydas) Patient Status: Released on September 5, 2018. Date Found: May 31, 2018. Location Found: Homosassa, FL. Reason for Rescue: Transfer from a local vet clinic. TRIAGE WEIGHT: 2.59 kg (5.71 lbs). EXAM FINDINGS: Quiet and alert; good...
Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Parmesan

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Parmesan

On April 28, 2018, a juvenile green sea turtle was found stranded on the East Coast of Florida with fibropapilloma tumors on the body and a large amount of epibiota (barnacles and algae).

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Juliet

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Juliet

On January 7, 2018, a juvenile green sea turtle was found stranded near Bellaire Beach. Later named Juliet, the sea turtle was hypothermic and exhibited the fibropapilloma virus. Juliet had paps located on her left front flipper and smaller ones in other quadrants. She was placed in a rehabilitation pool once warmed up where she waited for her pap removal surgery.

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.