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Rescued & Rehabbing Animals

These animals are currently receiving treatment at Clearwater Marine Aquarium. We are one of only three facilities that treat sea turtles with the fibropapilloma virus in our ICU. This virus causes the growth of tumors that can be removed surgically with variable success for regrowth.

 


Rehabbing

Ozzy- Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Arrived: November 23, 2013

Jolt a.k.a Montego- Green Sea Turtle
Arrived: January 1, 2015
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Guadalajara- Green Sea Turtle
Arrived: December 14, 2014
Everglades- Green Sea Turtle 
Arrived: February 18, 2015
Zimbabwe- Green Sea Turtle
Arrived: January 28, 2015
Tamiami- Kemp's ridley Sea Turtle
Arrived: April 9, 2015
 
Ocala- Green Sea Turtle
Arrived: March 12, 2015
Angler- Green Sea Turtle
Arrived: January 29, 2015

Ponce De Leon- Green Sea Turtle
Arrived: March 16, 2015 
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Nugent- Green Sea Turtle
Arrived: November 15, 2014
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Rescues

Leatherback Sea Turtle Rescue 
Arrived: May 1, 2015
Watch CMA rescue a 400-500 lb leatherback sea
turtle. A rope that was attached to crab trap was wrapped around its neck and tangled around its
right front flipper. Rescuers were able to
successfully disentangle the crab trap and released
the turtle after a health assessment.

Rescue and Rehab of Three Baby Otter Kits-
Arrived: March 17, 2015
Watch CMA rescue three North American river
otter kits. Upon being stabilized, they were
transported to the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of
Wildlife in Sanibel, Florida. Together, this litter will undergo rehabilitation for 6-9 months prior to
release into the wild.

Rescue of a Baby Otter Kit
Arrived: March 14, 2014
Watch CMA rescue and provide medical care for a
baby North American river otter kit. Fortunately, the
kit was not injured or sick and was transported to
the Clinic for Rehabilitation of Wildlife in Sanibel,
Florida for release.

Disentanglement of Dolphin Calf
Arrived: March 6, 2015
CMA joined several other facilities off the coast of Ft Pierce, Florida to disentangle monofilament fishing
line wrapped tightly around a dolphin calf’s rostrum. Mom was close by while it took the team almost an
hour to remove the fishing line from the male calf.

 

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