Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – War

War Juvenile, Kemp’s Ridley (Lepidochelys kempii) Patient Status: Current. Date Found: September 28, 2018. Location: Fishing pier in Safety Harbor; Pinellas County. Reason for Rescue: Hook ingestion. Triage WEIGHT: 4.2 kg (9.2 lbs). SCL (STRAIGHT CARAPACE...

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Valkyrie

Valkyrie Juvenile, Kemp’s Ridley (Lepidochelys kempii) Patient Status: Released on November 1, 2018. Date Found: September 26, 2018. Location: Offshore of St. Pete Beach; Pinellas County. Reason for Rescue: Found floating. Triage WEIGHT: 8.79 kg (19.3 lbs). SCL...

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 – 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 – Marigold

MARIGOLD Juvenile, Kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii) Patient Status: Released on April 17, 2018. Date Found: October 30, 2017 Location Found: Cotee River, Pasco County, FL Reason for Rescue: Boat strike TRIAGE: WEIGHT: 7.8 kg (17.2 lbs) SCL (STRAIGHT CARAPACE...

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...

Triple Sea Turtle Release – Golden Graham, Crackle & Pop

On July 12, 2017, Clearwater Marine Aquarium successfully released three sea turtles back to the ocean at Sebastian Inlet State Park, on the east coast of Florida. One of the three was Pop, a critically endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtle, along with Golden...

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Special K

SPECIAL K Sub-adult, Kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii) Patient Status: Released Dec. 21, 2017. Date Found: May 19, 2017 Location Found: Half mile offshore west of Anclote Park, Pinellas County, FL Reason for Rescue: Fibropapilloma tumors TRIAGE WEIGHT: 19.8 kg...