Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Odie

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Odie

Odie is a sub-adult, green sea turtle who was found floating offshore of Pine Island in Hernando County on March 23. Odie has a partially healed boat strike wound on his carapace with also a heavy amount of algae. Odie’s initial treatment plan consists of fluids, antibiotics, anti-inflammatory medication and vitamins.

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Loggerhead Sea Turtle Release – Ricotta

Loggerhead Sea Turtle Release – Ricotta

Ricotta is a sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle who came in during our cheese naming theme. She was transferred to CMA on April 25 from the east coast of Florida. Upon examination, it was discovered that Ricotta had monofilament line wrapped around her front flipper.

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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.

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Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle Release – Iris

Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle Release – Iris

IRIS Sub-Adult, Kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii) RELEASED: January 4, 2017 Crab Trap and Boat Strike Victim Iris is a sub-adult Kemp’s ridley sea turtle that came to CMA on September 25, 2016. She was found entangled in a crab trap in Chassahowitzka...
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