Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Avocato

Avocato Juvenile, Green (Chelonia mydas) Patient Status: Current. 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 (STRAIGHT CARAPACE...

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Zelda

Zelda Juvenile, Green (Chelonia mydas) Patient Status: Current. Date Found: November 8, 2018. Location: Anclote River; Tarpon Springs, FL; Pinellas County. Reason for Rescue: Line entanglement and fibropapilloma virus. Triage WEIGHT: 12.6 kg (27.7 lbs). SCL (STRAIGHT...

Three Sea Turtles Released on Opposite Coasts of Florida

Rescued Sea Turtles, Parmesan, Nacho and Whiz Go Back Home on the East and West Coast. Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) released three endangered, juvenile, green sea turtles on Wed., June 27 off the West and East coasts of Florida. Whiz, rescued with fibropapilloma...

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Donkey Kong

DONKEY KONG Juvenile, Kemp’s Ridley (Lepidochelys kempii) Patient Status: Released on August 9, 2018. Date Found: June 13, 2018. Location Found: Clearwater Beach. Reason for Rescue: Fishing line was wrapped around the right front flipper. TRIAGE WEIGHT: 1.07 kg...

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 – Nacho

NACHO Juvenile, Green (Chelonia mydas) Patient Status: Current. Date Found: April 11, 2018. Location Found: Daytona Beach Shores, FL. Reason for Rescue: Found on Daytona Beach Shores, encrusted with barnacles, mud, algae, abscess-like growth under right front flipper....

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Parmesan

PARMESAN Juvenile, Green (Chelonia mydas) Patient Status: Current. Date Found: April 23, 2018. Location Found: East Coast of Florida. Reason for Rescue: Stranded with fibropapilloma tumors and epibiota, also missing both rear flippers. TRIAGE EXAM FINDINGS: Both rear...

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Juliana

JULIANA Juvenile, Kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii) Patient Status: Released on May 9. Date Found: March 3, 2018. Location Found: Unknown location. Reason for Rescue: Fishing line and hook ingestion. TRIAGE WEIGHT: 2.3 kg (5.06 lbs) SCL (STRAIGHT CARAPACE...

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Havarti

HAVARTI Juvenile, Green (Chelonia mydas) Patient Status: Current. Date Found: February 17, 2018. Location Found: Skyway Bridge Fishing Pier. Reason for Rescue: Caught with a fishing hook at Skyway Bridge Fishing Pier. TRIAGE WEIGHT: 2.9 kg (6.38 lbs) SCL (STRAIGHT...

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Equinox

EQUINOX Juvenile, Green (Chelonia mydas) Patient Status: Current. Date Found: January 5, 2018. Location Found: Sea wall off Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Reason for Rescue: Found floating off sea wall at Clearwater Marine Aquarium. TRIAGE WEIGHT: 4.2 kg (9.24 lbs) SCL...