Now weighing 168 pounds, Toot was cleared for release and ready to return home. The loggerhead sea turtle, a threatened species, was released at Clearwater Beach on Thursday, Sept. 21 at 11 am.
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... Read More
Theodore was one of the 3 loggerheads, along with Alvin and Simon. Upon admission to Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Theodore was triaged and treated for cold-stun, given vitamins, antibiotic injections, hydration fluids, and cold laser therapy to treat a healing wound to the top of the head.
Upon admission to Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Simon was triaged and treated for cold-stun, given vitamins, antibiotic injections, and hydration fluids. Although we can’t prevent cold stunning from occurring, we can keep our eyes out on the shorelines during cold weather for any turtles acting lethargically.
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. Clearwater Marine Aquarium offered to help New England Aquarium care for the turtles if they ran out of space. So, 3 loggerhead turtles were flown down to Florida via private jet. Alvin was one of the 3 loggerheads.
LARGOGreen sea turtle(Chelonia mydas)RELEASED: August 16, 2016Largo is a green sea turtle, who was found on February 23, 2015, near Three Rooker Island. Largo was washed up onshore with fibropapilloma tumors present and mild barnacle growth on the carapace. He was... Read More
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 12, 2016. She was part of our cold stun event and at that time we had so... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More