Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Mike

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Mike

On January 8, 2018, a juvenile green sea turtle was found floating in the Clearwater Municipal Marina in Pinellas County with suspected fibropapilloma tumors and missing its right front flipper.

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Gardenia

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Gardenia

On September 13, 2017, a juvenile green turtle with fibropapilloma tumors was found entangled in fishing line by the Skyway Fishing Pier in Pinellas County, Florida. CMA’s Rescue Team was contacted, picked up the turtle, and brought it back to the aquarium for triage and care.

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Oat Bran

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Oat Bran

On the evening of May 6, 2017, a fisherman accidentally caught a small, juvenile Kemp’s ridley (named Oat Bran) at Pier 60. He had been using squid as bait which attracted Oat Bran to bite and swallow the hook.

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Special K

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Special K

Special K was brought into Clearwateer Marine Aquarium on May 19, 2017. She had been found offshore of the Dunedin Causeway in Pinellas County, floating with some epibiota (barnacles and algae) on her carapace, but also with numerous fibropapilloma tumors on all of her flippers.

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Chex

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 – Yeti

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Yeti

On January 28, a juvenile Kemp’s ridley sea turtle was found floating nearshore in Sand Key, Pinellas County, Florida. The turtle was buoyant, and having a difficult time swimming or diving below the surface. The turtle was picked up by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and transferred to volunteers who brought the turtle to Clearwater Marine Aquarium for triage.