Avocato is a juvenile green sea turtle that was found floating about 450 feet off Causeway Blvd. on Honeymoon Island in Dunedin, Florida on November 18, 2018.
On Wed., April 25, Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) released Zodiac and Juliet, two endangered green sea turtles, back into the Gulf of Mexico. The two sea turtles were rescued by CMA staff in Jan. 2018 during cold weather that caused water temperatures to drop and affected hundreds of sea turtles in the Gulf of Mexico.
Clearwater Marine Aquarium released six rehabilitated sea turtles at Honeymoon Island State Park on February 22.
Clearwater Marine Aquarium released 29 green sea turtles at Honeymoon Island State Park in Dunedin, FL on January 25, 2018. All but one of these sea turtles stranded earlier this month during the cold snap that covered the U.S. and reached all the way down to Florida.
Vanilla Wafer has now once again been cleared for release! She was returned home on Tuesday, November 7 at Honeymoon Island State Park. This marks the 25th sea turtle Clearwater Marine Aquarium has released in 2017.
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 boat strike, as well as fibropapilloma tumors.
Two sea turtles, Zo, a juvenile green, and Freesia, a loggerhead, were released on Oct. 10, 2017, at Honeymoon Island State Park after fibropapilloma treatment and rehabilitation at CMA.
On May 26, 2017, a sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle, named Waffle Crisp, was found floating offshore of Homosassa in Citrus County, Florida.