Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle Release – Oat Bran

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...
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Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Special K

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Special K

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.

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Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Yeti

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Yeti

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.

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Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle Release – Iris

Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle Release – Iris

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...
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Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle Release – Weasley

Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle Release – Weasley

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...
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