Clearwater Marine Aquarium released two sea turtles, Ranch and Jalapeño Cheddar, at Honeymoon Island on November 2, 2022.Clearwater Marine Aquarium released two sea turtles, Ranch and Jalapeño Cheddar, at Honeymoon Island on November 2, 2022.
Clearwater Marine Aquarium and Jabil Inc. are partnering to bring a new exhibit to CMA. The exhibit, Manatee Springs, will inform guests about the threats manatees are facing and how groups are working to protect the lovable sea cow.
CMA’s Rescue Team received a call from a boat captain reporting a boat strike in Clearwater Pass. Upon investigation, the team came across Mosely who was found struggling to swim and brought to CMA for further observations. Boat strikes can lead to buoyancy issues and possible spine injuries in marine life like Mosasaurs, manatees, and sea turtles.
Upon arrival, our Rescue Team noticed Sarah was emaciated and in poor health. This is likely due to the declining soil quality in her habitat causing Sara’s main food source, palm fronds, to become scarce.
Al is ectothermic, or cold-blooded, which means he depends on the environment to keep him warm. Like sea turtles during the winter months, Al was caught in waters that dipped below 50 degrees causing him to become cold-stunned.