Loggerhead Sea Turtle Release – Theodore

THEODORE Juvenile, Loggerhead (Caretta caretta) RELEASED: April 5, 2017 In early December 2016, a mass cold stun event occurred off the coast of Massachusetts, and many Loggerhead and Kemp’s ridley sea turtles were rescued by the New England Aquarium. Sea turtles are...

Green Sea Turtle Release – Largo

LARGO Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) RELEASED: August 16, 2016 Largo is a green sea turtle, who was found on February 23rd, 2015 near Three Rooker Island. Largo was washed up onshore with fibropapilloma tumors present and mild barnacle growth on the carapace. He...

Hawksbill Sea Turtle Release – BB

BB Juvenile, Hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) RELEASED: December 21, 2016 Cold Stun Sea Turtle Survivor BB is a juvenile hawksbill sea turtle that came to Clearwater Marine Aquarium on February 12th, 2016. She was part of our cold stun event and at that time we had...

Loggerhead Sea Turtle Release – Xenophilius

XENOPHILIUS Sub-adult, Loggerhead (Caretta caretta) RELEASED: October 27, 2016 Arrival at Clearwater Marine Aquarium Xeno, a sub-adult loggerhead, came to CMA on September 17, 2016. She was found about 15 miles offshore, floating and unable to dive, by our very own...

Triple Sea Turtle Release

TRIPLE RELEASE – SNAPE, MUGGLE AND AARDVARK Juvenile, Green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas) RELEASED: October 12, 2016 SNAPE Fishing Entanglement Leads to Amputated Flipper Snape is a juvenile green sea turtle that came to CMA on July 21st, 2016. He was found...

Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle Release – Weasley

WEASLEY Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) RELEASED: September 26, 2016 Hooked by a Fisherman Weasley was named during a Harry Potter naming theme, and he certainly managed to get into some mischief! He was accidentally hooked by a local fisherman in...

Green Sea Turtle Release – Owl

OWL Juvenile, Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) RELEASED: September 14, 2016 Owl, a juvenile green sea turtle, was brought to Clearwater Marine Aquarium on June 15, 2016 after being caught in a net by a local research group. The presence of fibropapilloma tumors were...

Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle Release – Norbert

NORBERT Juvenile, Kemp’s ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) RELEASED: July 13, 2016 Norbert, a juvenile Kemp’s ridley sea turtle, was brought to Clearwater Marine Aquarium on May 26, 2016 after being caught on a hook off of Pier 60. Clearwater’s popular...