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...

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Oat Bran

OAT BRAN Juvenile, Kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii) Patient Status: Released August 24, 2017 Date Found: May 6, 2017 Location Found: Pier 60, Clearwater Beach, Pinellas County, FL Reason for Rescue: Fisherman caught turtle by accident, turtle swallowed hook...

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Iris

IRIS Juvenile, Kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii) Patient Status: Released on January 4, 2017 Date Found: September 25, 2016 Location Found: Chassahowitzka River, Citrus County, FL Reason for Rescue: :Entangled in crab trap causing deep lacerations TRIAGE...

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

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...