CMA Rescues a 200-Pound Loggerhead Sea Turtle Named Kirby

CMA Rescues a 200-Pound Loggerhead Sea Turtle Named Kirby

On Tuesday, January 29, the CMA Rescue Team received several calls regarding a large loggerhead turtle that had been floating in the Intracoastal Waterway at Indian Rocks Beach. The Rescue Team had received calls about this same turtle in the weeks leading up to the...
Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Kirby

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Kirby

Kirby Adult, Loggerhead (Caretta caretta) Patient Status: Released on May 14, 2019. Date Found: January 29, 2019. Location: Indian Rocks Beach. Reason for Rescue: Found floating. Triage WEIGHT: 93.3 kg (205.3 lbs). SCL (STRAIGHT CARAPACE LENGTH): 92.7 cm. EXAM...
Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Bowser

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Bowser

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.

Loggerhead Sea Turtle Release – Ricotta

Loggerhead Sea Turtle Release – Ricotta

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.