Clearwater Marine Aquarium released Small Fry, a juvenile green sea turtle on Thursday, March 19, 2020, after three months of rehab care.
Clearwater Marine Aquarium released Olivia, a large juvenile green sea turtle on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, after ten months of rehab care.
Clearwater Marine Aquarium released Wiley, a sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, after nearly eight months of rehab care.
Clearwater Marine Aquarium release Scooter, a loggerhead sea turtle, and Charlie, a Kemp’s ridley sea turtle, on January 30, 2020.
Charlie is a sub-adult Kemp’s ridley who was found floating offshore near the Cedar Key area in Levy County. Charlie arrived at CMA on August 22, 2019.
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.
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.
Apple Jacks, a sub-adult green sea turtle, was originally found February 28, 2017, in Lee County, FL with a large wound on the carapace, believed to be caused by a boat strike, as well as fibropapilloma tumors.
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.
On June 27, 2017, fishermen found a sub-adult loggerhead floating near Tierra Verde in Pinellas County. It was covered in barnacles, and seemed very lethargic.