Clearwater Marine Aquarium rescued three seahorses on Tuesday that were impacted by recent high winds and rough surf. Tostito, Salsa and Guac were rescued between Sand Key and Madeira Beach on July 24.
Since January 3, we have had over 70 live sea turtle intakes from Pinellas and the surrounding counties due to cold weather effects. In most of the cases, these sea turtles were already compromised with viruses, boat strikes and buoyancy issues. Low water temperatures and high winds can cause already sick sea turtles to become even more lethargic, and many have been found floating causing this influx of intakes to our facility.