On January 7, 2018, a juvenile green sea turtle was found floating at Hudson Beach in Pasco County, FL with suspected fibropapilloma tumors present.
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.
On July 9, a fisherman found a small, juvenile green sea turtle in Holiday, Pasco County, Florida with external fibropapilloma tumors, and fishing line entangling its left front flipper and around its neck.
Urkel-O’s is a juvenile green sea turtle that was found floating with fishing line entangling its right front flipper on May 21, 2017.
Clearwater Marine Aquarium received its first patient of the season, a kit named “Murray”, admitted to CMA’s marine mammal hospital on February 25, 2017.