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.

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Oat Bran

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Oat Bran

On the evening of May 6, 2017, a fisherman accidentally caught a small, juvenile Kemp’s ridley (named Oat Bran) at Pier 60. He had been using squid as bait which attracted Oat Bran to bite and swallow the hook.

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Iris

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Iris

A local fisherman found Iris, a juvenile Kemp’s ridley sea turtle, on September 25th, 2016 entangled in a crab trap in Chassahowitzka River, Citrus County, FL. The crab trap had entangled Iris’s left front flipper creating a deep laceration, and causing the flipper to swell as well as causing a laceration on the dorsal side of her neck.

Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle Release – Nyx

Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle Release – Nyx

NYX Juvenile, Kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii) RELEASED: November 22nd, 2016 Nyx is a juvenile Kemp’s ridley sea turtle that came to CMA on October 10th, 2016. He was found floating off the intercoastal in St. Petersburg, FL with a few scutes missing off the...
Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle Release – Norbert

Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle Release – Norbert

NORBERT Juvenile, Kemp’s ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) RELEASED: July 13, 2016 Norbert, a juvenile Kemp’s ridley sea turtle, was brought to Clearwater Marine Aquarium on May 26, 2016 after being caught on a hook off of Pier 60. Clearwater’s popular...
Double Sea Turtle Release – Falcon and Flash

Double Sea Turtle Release – Falcon and Flash

FALCON Juvenile, Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) RELEASED: March 2, 2016 Falcon, a juvenile green sea turtle, was found floating in the Gulf of Mexico near the Sand Key Park area of Clearwater on January 30, 2016 by some good Samaritans. Falcon came to CMA with a...