CMA released three sea turtles on Jan. 10 at Fred Howard Park in Tarpon Springs, Florida. The sea turtles Zelda, Doug and War are small juvenile sea turtles
Donkey Kong is a juvenile Kemp’s ridley sea turtle that was found at Clearwater Beach with monofilament wrapped around its flipper on June 13.
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.
10 of the 12 Kemp’s ridley sea turtles transported to CMA from New England last month were released at Canaveral National Seashore.
On October 30, 2017, a fisherman found a juvenile Kemp’s ridley floating in the Cotee River, Pasco County, Florida with a deep wound on its carapace.