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...

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...