Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Flip

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Flip

Flip Juvenile, Kemp’s Ridley (Lepidochelys kempii) Patient Status: Current. Date Found: September 10, 2019. Location: Hudson, Pasco County, Florida. Reason for Rescue: Hook ingestion. Triage WEIGHT: 2.98 kg (6.56 lbs). SCL (STRAIGHT CARAPACE LENGTH): 28.2 cm....
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Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Pebbles

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Pebbles

Pebbles Juvenile, Kemp’s Ridley (Lepidochelys kempii) Patient Status: Released on April 4, 2019. Date Found: March 23, 2019. Location: Offshore of Cedar Key; Levy County. Reason for Rescue: Caught by a fisherman and ingested the hook. Triage WEIGHT: 2.39 kg...
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Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – War

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – War

WarJuvenile, Kemp’s Ridley(Lepidochelys kempii)Patient Status: Released on January 10, 2019. 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...
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Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Valkyrie

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...
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Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Juliana

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Juliana

On March 3, 2018, an FWC officer responded to a call concerning a juvenile Kemp’s ridley with about a foot of fishing line hanging from its mouth. The sea turtle was brought to Clearwater Marine Aquarium and the vet team took radiographs to determine if there was a hook at the other end of the fishing line.

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