Clearwater Marine Aquarium released Nitro, a sub-adult female loggerhead sea turtle, off Clearwater Beach on September 12, 2019.
Scooter is a sub-adult loggerhead who was accidentally caught by a fisherman near Honeymoon Island in Dunedin, Florida. Upon their arrival, our Rescue Team secured the remaining metallic fishing line.
Nitro is a sub-adult loggerhead who was found floating by a boater near Hurricane Pass in Pinellas County. Nitro arrived at CMA on August 13, 2019. Upon intake, Nitro appeared lethargic and slightly thin. She had thick algae coverage and several barnacles on her carapace (shell). It appears Nitro might have some gastrointestinal issues. Her initial treatment consists of vitamins, fluids, and antibiotics.
Bowser was found floating and swimming sideways around St. John’s Sound, between Honeymoon Island State Park and Fred Howard Park on June 13, 2018. This was most likely due to gastrointestinal gas.
Ricotta is a sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle who came in during our cheese naming theme. She was transferred to CMA on April 25 from the east coast of Florida. Upon examination, it was discovered that Ricotta had monofilament line wrapped around her front flipper.
Two sea turtles, Zo, a juvenile green, and Freesia, a loggerhead, were released on Oct. 10, 2017, at Honeymoon Island State Park after fibropapilloma treatment and rehabilitation at CMA.