Clearwater Marine Aquarium releases lucky seahorse ‘Cheeto’ back into water

Credit: Clearwater Marine Aquarium
“Cheeto” the lucky seahorse returned to her home in the Intracoastal Waterway on Tuesday.

CLEARWATER, Fla. (WFLA) – “Cheeto” the lucky seahorse returned to her home in the Intracoastal Waterway on Tuesday.

Cheeto was released by staff at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium after being rehabilitated.

The aquarium has been providing care for Cheeto, a female lined seahorse, since April 26.

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A seagull had dropped the seahorse at the feet of a little girl who was at Indian Shores Beach. The little girl originally thought the seahorse was an orange Cheeto snack, until she took a closer look.

While recovering at CMA, Cheeto was fed a diet of ghost shrimp.

“We are providing a high level of care for Cheeto and are thrilled she has the opportunity to be released so soon,” says David Yates, CEO of CMA. “We are pleased we have had the opportunity to rehabilitate her.”

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