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: Current. 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 FINDINGS: Lethargic and...
Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Bowser

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Bowser

BOWSER Adult, Loggerhead (Caretta caretta) Patient Status: Released on October 18, 2018. Date Found: June 13, 2018. Location Found: Saint John’s Sound. Reason for Rescue: Found floating and swimming sideways. TRIAGE WEIGHT: 75.8 kg (167.1 lbs). SCL (STRAIGHT...
Loggerhead Sea Turtle Release – Ricotta

Loggerhead Sea Turtle Release – Ricotta

Loggerhead Released on East Coast of Florida After Monofilament Entanglement 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...
Loggerhead Sea Turtle Release at Clearwater Beach – Toot

Loggerhead Sea Turtle Release at Clearwater Beach – Toot

TOOT Sub-adult, Loggerhead (Caretta caretta) RELEASED: September 21, 2017, at Clearwater Beach Toot, a sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle, came to us on June 27, 2017, found by fishermen, floating near Tierra Verde here in Pinellas County. Toot arrived at Clearwater...
Loggerhead Sea Turtle Release – Waffle Crisp

Loggerhead Sea Turtle Release – Waffle Crisp

WAFFLE CRISP Sub-adult, Loggerhead (Caretta caretta) Patient Status: Released August 22, 2017 On May 26, 2017, a sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle, named Waffle Crisp, was found floating offshore of Homosassa in Citrus County, Florida. She was emaciated, lethargic, and...
Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Toot

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Toot

TOOT Sub-Adult, Loggerhead (Caretta caretta) Patient Status: Released Sept. 21, 2017 Date Found: June 27, 2017 Location Found: Northwest Pinellas Bayway, near Isla Del Sol, Pinellas County, FL Reason for Rescue: Found floating, emaciated with epibiota growth on the...
Triple Sea Turtle Release – Golden Graham, Crackle & Pop

Triple Sea Turtle Release – Golden Graham, Crackle & Pop

On July 12, 2017, Clearwater Marine Aquarium successfully released three sea turtles back to the ocean at Sebastian Inlet State Park, on the east coast of Florida. One of the three was Pop, a critically endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtle, along with Golden...