Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) rescued, rehabilitated and released two Kemp’s ridley sea turtles. They are the rarest and most critically endangered species of sea turtles. Donkey Kong and Mario Kart are both juvenile sea turtles and were released on Thurs., Aug. 9 at Honeymoon Island State Park.
Mario Kart is a juvenile Kemp’s ridley who was rescued on July 29, 2018. Mario Kart was hooked by a fisherman and the hook got caught in his right front flipper. The fisherman brought the turtle to the pier at the Seminole Boat Ramp where it was picked up and taken to Clearwater Marine Aquarium.
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.
Harry, the sea urchin was found with a very unusual accessory. Clearwater Marine Aquarium summer camp students discovered the urchin with a plastic hair clip attached to its tube feet while snorkeling in Clearwater Bay. His story shows how plastic and marine debris are becoming more common and a growing problem in our oceans.
Do you remember Babyface? She was a dolphin that Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) observed in 2015 with deep propeller cuts on the peduncle near her tail. Babyface was recently spotted once again and this time with a calf!