Kemp’s Ridley Turtles Airlifted From New England Named After Reindeer A dozen critically endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtles were transported to Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) on Dec. 8 after a mass cold-stun event affected hundreds of turtles in the... Read More
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.
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... Read More
On July 12, 2017, Clearwater Marine Aquarium released three sea turtles back to the ocean at Sebastian Inlet State Park, on the east coast of Florida
Special K was brought into Clearwateer Marine Aquarium on May 19, 2017. She had been found offshore of the Dunedin Causeway in Pinellas County, floating with some epibiota (barnacles and algae) on her carapace, but also with numerous fibropapilloma tumors on all of her flippers.
Pop is a juvenile Kemp’s ridley sea turtle that was found washed ashore at Fort Pierce in St. Lucie County on April 19, 2017.
On January 28, a juvenile Kemp’s ridley sea turtle was found floating nearshore in Sand Key, Pinellas County, Florida. The turtle was buoyant, and having a difficult time swimming or diving below the surface. The turtle was picked up by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and transferred to volunteers who brought the turtle to Clearwater Marine Aquarium for triage.
IRIS Sub-Adult, Kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii) RELEASED: January 4, 2017 Crab Trap and Boat Strike Victim Iris is a sub-adult Kemp’s ridley sea turtle that came to CMA on September 25, 2016. She was found entangled in a crab trap in Chassahowitzka... Read More
WEASLEY Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) RELEASED: September 26, 2016 Hooked by a Fisherman Weasley was named during a Harry Potter naming theme, and he certainly managed to get into some mischief! He was accidentally hooked by a local fisherman in... Read More