CLEARWATER, Fla. -- A tiny seahorse named Frito that was found with fishing line wrapped around its neck and brought to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium in a water bottle is being rehabbed.
- Lined seahorse found entangled in fishing line
- Woman carried 'Frito' in water bottle full of ocean water
- Clearwater Marine Aquarium rehabbing seahorse
While snorkeling with her daughters, Tampa Bay-area resident Dawn McCartney rescued the lined seahorse on Sunday in Redington Shores, Florida, the aquarium said in a news release. McCartney found Frito tangled among trash, with a fishing line wrapped around its neck several times. After removing the line, she placed Frito in a water bottle filled with ocean water.
McCartney contacted the aquarium, which took in the seahorse for rehabilitation, the aquarium said. Frito will be released when it's healthy and ready.
A year ago, the marine aquarium year ago, broadcasted the rehab and release of another seahorse named Cheeto. Cheeto's rehab was followed by the rehab and release of Funyun, which was treated for buoyancy issues.
Frito can be seen on the Clearwater Marine Aquarium's live Frito Cam.