Loggerhead Sea Turtle Release – Ricotta

Loggerhead Released on East Coast of Florida After Monofilament Entanglement 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...

Green Sea Turtle Release at Honeymoon Island – Apple Jacks

APPLE JACKS Sub-adult, Green (Chelonia mydas) RELEASED: November 1, 2017, at Honeymoon Island State Park 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...

Loggerhead Sea Turtle Release at Clearwater Beach – Toot

TOOT Sub-adult, Loggerhead (Caretta caretta) RELEASED: September 21, 2017, at Clearwater Beach Toot, a sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle, came to us on June 27, 2017, found by fishermen, floating near Tierra Verde here in Pinellas County. Toot arrived at Clearwater...

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 – Waffle Crisp

WAFFLE CRISP Sub-adult, Loggerhead (Caretta caretta) Patient Status: Released August 22, 2017 Date Found: May 26, 2017 Location Found: River Haven Marina, Homosassa, Citrus County, FL Reason for Rescue: Found floating, emaciated with epibiota growth on the carapace...

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Special K

SPECIAL K Sub-adult, Kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii) Patient Status: Released Dec. 21, 2017. Date Found: May 19, 2017 Location Found: Half mile offshore west of Anclote Park, Pinellas County, FL Reason for Rescue: Fibropapilloma tumors TRIAGE WEIGHT: 19.8 kg...

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Apple Jacks

APPLE JACKS Green, Sub-Adult (Chelonia mydas) Patient Status: Released November 1, 2017 Date Found: February 28, 2017 Location Found: Captiva, Lee County, FL Reason for Rescue: Boat strike, Fibropapilloma tumors TRIAGE WEIGHT: 37.2 kg (82.01 lbs) SCL (STRAIGHT...

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...

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Alvin

ALVIN Sub-Adult, Loggerhead (Caretta caretta) Patient Status: Released May 18, 2017 Date Found: December 10, 2016 Location Found: Eastham, Barnstable County, MA Reason for Rescue: Cold stun TRIAGE WEIGHT:  43.5 kg SCL (STRAIGHT CARAPACE LENGTH):  68.3 cm EXAM...