Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Avocato

Avocato Juvenile, Green (Chelonia mydas) Patient Status: Released on December 13, 2018. Date Found: November 18, 2018. Location: 450 feet off Causeway Blvd on Honeymoon Island; Pinellas County. Reason for Rescue: Buoyancy issue. Triage WEIGHT: 25.9 kg (56.9 lbs). SCL...

Six Rescued Sea Turtles Released, Including Rare Hawksbill

Clearwater Marine Aquarium released six rehabilitated sea turtles at Honeymoon Island State Park on February 22. All were juvenile green sea turtles, except for one juvenile hawksbill named Weebo. The sea turtles were impacted by various threats, including...

29 Green Sea Turtles Released at Honeymoon Island North Beach

 Rescued Turtles Return to the Gulf Clearwater Marine Aquarium released 29 green sea turtles at Honeymoon Island State Park’s North Beach in Dunedin, Florida on January 25, 2018. All but one of these sea turtles stranded earlier this month during the cold snap...

Green Sea Turtle Release at Honeymoon Island – Apple Jacks

APPLE JACKS Sub-adult, Green (Chelonia mydas) RELEASED: November 1, 2017, at Honeymoon Island State Park Apple Jacks, a sub-adult green sea turtle, was originally found February 28, 2017, in Lee County, FL with a large wound on the carapace, believed to be caused by a...

Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle Release – Oat Bran

OAT BRAN Juvenile, Kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii) RELEASED: August 24, 2017, at Honeymoon Island State Park Oat Bran, a juvenile Kemp’s ridley sea turtle, was brought to Clearwater Marine Aquarium on May 6, 2017. He was hooked by a local fisherman off of...

Loggerhead Sea Turtle Release – Waffle Crisp

WAFFLE CRISP Sub-adult, Loggerhead (Caretta caretta) Patient Status: Released August 22, 2017 On May 26, 2017, a sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle, named Waffle Crisp, was found floating offshore of Homosassa in Citrus County, Florida. She was emaciated, lethargic, and...