Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Mike

MIKE Juvenile, Green (Chelonia mydas) Patient Status: Released on May 9. Date Found: January 8, 2018. Location Found: Clearwater Municipal Marine, Pinellas County, FL. Reason for Rescue: Found floating; fibropapilloma tumors; missing right front flipper. TRIAGE:...

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Gardenia

GARDENIA Juvenile, Green (Chelonia mydas) Patient Status: Released on Dec. 28, 2017. Date Found: September 13, 2017. Location Found: Skyway Bridge Marina, Pinellas County, FL. Reason for Rescue: Fibropapilloma tumors; entangled in fishing line. TRIAGE: WEIGHT: 26.1 kg...

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...

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...

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Oat Bran

OAT BRAN Juvenile, Kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii) Patient Status: Released August 24, 2017 Date Found: May 6, 2017 Location Found: Pier 60, Clearwater Beach, Pinellas County, FL Reason for Rescue: Fisherman caught turtle by accident, turtle swallowed hook...

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Special K

SPECIAL K Sub-adult, Kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii) Patient Status: Released Dec. 21, 2017. Date Found: May 19, 2017 Location Found: Half mile offshore west of Anclote Park, Pinellas County, FL Reason for Rescue: Fibropapilloma tumors TRIAGE WEIGHT: 19.8 kg...

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Chex

CHEX Juvenile, Green (Chelonia mydas) Patient Status: Released on May 25, 2017 Date Found: March 20, 2017 Location Found: Redington Beach, Pinellas County, FL Reason for Rescue: Found floating TRIAGE WEIGHT: 1.34 kg SCL (STRAIGHT CARAPACE LENGTH): 22.8 cm EXAM...

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Boo-Berry

BOO-BERRY Green, Juvenile (Chelonia mydas) Patient Status: Former Date Found: March 5, 2017 Location Found: Fort De Soto, Pinellas County, FL Reason for Rescue: Fibropapilloma tumors, Emaciation TRIAGE WEIGHT: 7.13 kg SCL (STRAIGHT CARAPACE LENGTH):42.8 cm EXAM...

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Yeti

YETI Juvenile, Kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii) Patient Status: Current Date Found: January 28, 2017 Location Found: Sand Key, Pinellas County, FL Reason for Rescue: Buoyant, difficulty swimming TRIAGE WEIGHT: 6.16 kg (13.58 lbs) SCL (STRAIGHT CARAPACE...

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Gran Torino

GRAN TORINO Juvenile, Green (Chelonia mydas) Patient Status: Released January 19, 2017 Date Found: February 17, 2016 Location Found: Dunedin Causeway, Pinellas County, FL Reason for Rescue: Fibropapilloma tumors present TRIAGE WEIGHT: 3.27 kg (7.21 lbs) SCL (STRAIGHT...