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Donations of any of the items below would be a great help to our marine animals!

We appreciate you taking an interest in helping our animals! We do ask, however, that the specific items on our wish list be purchased, and not substitutes, as the listed items are approved by our veterinarian and animal management staff. Thanks!

Please Drop-Off or Mail Donated Items to:

Clearwater Marine Aquarium
ATTN: Marine Mammal Dept.
249 Windward Passage
Clearwater, FL 33767


MARINE MAMMALS

Enrichment Items

$5 to $20

  1. Large diameter clear tubing (garden hose size,or approximately 5/8" internal diameter)
    • Purpose: for the construction of enrichment objects
    • Quantity: 2 to 8 feet
  2. Klinker ball (4.5", 6" or 10")
    • Purpose: to be used as a puzzle feeder for dolphins and otters
    • Quantity: 1 to 5
  3. PVC pipe (various sizes and shapes)
    • Purpose: For use in the construction of enrichment devices
  4. 6" Jolly ball
    • Purpose: toys for dolphins and otters
    • Quantity: 1 to 5
  5. Wham O FX Weighted Hula Hoop
    • Purpose: dolphin toy
    • Quantity: 1 to 4

$20 to $50

  1. Rope Handled Tub
    • Purpose: to hold dolphin toys poolside
    • Quantity: 1 to 3
  2. Sway n Play Feeder
    • Purpose: encourages foraging
    • Quantity: 1 to 2
  3. Vinyl Covered Flat Pool Noodles
    • Purpose: Enrichment/toy for dolphins
    • Quantity: 1 to 10
  4. Foam Massage Hula Hoop
    • Purpose: Toy for dolphins
    • Quantity: 1 to 3

$50 to $100

  1. Plastic dish tray/disc (26" by 2")
    • Purpose: used to hold water, or as a floating toy
    • Quantity: 1 to 2
  2. Heavy Duty 72-Quart Bin
    • Purpose: For filling with toys, ice and other items
    • Quantity: 1 to 2
  3. Unsinkable pool floats
    • Purpose: floating toy for dolphins
    • Quantity: 1 to 3
    • Example

$100 to $150

  1. Plastic floating pill (32" diameter by 5", heavy duty)
    • Purpose: floating toy, floating island
    • Quantity: 1

Cleaning Items

$1 to $20

  1. Bleach
  2. Broom and dust pan
  3. Heavy duty scrub sponge
  4. Cleaning rags/towels
  5. Scrub brushes
  6. White buckets/bins
  7. White distilled vinegar
  8. Swiffer Wet Jet and cloths
  9. Swiffer cloth refills
  10. Pipe cleaners
  11. 91% isopropyl alcohol
  12. Disinfecting wipes
  13. Brown paper towels
  14. Nitrile medical gloves
  15. All purpose sprayer bottles
  16. Gallon freezer bags
  17. Hand soap
  18. Laundry detergent (High efficiency, any brand)
  19. Dawn Dish Soap

$20 to $50

  1. Broom and dust pan
  2. Large squeegee
  3. Black Rain boots, (all sizes, but especially men's sizes 5-11)
  4. Rake
  5. Shovel/gardening shovel

$50 to $100

  1. 9 gallon wet/dry vacuum

STRANDING TEAM

Large-Scale Items

  1. Toughbook H2
  2. Pickup Truck
    • Purpose: To effectively tow our Stranding Boat. This will enable CMA to rapidly make stranding responses out at sea.
    • Features: Three-quarter ton pickup truck with extended cab plus four wheel drive.
    • Quantity: 1
    • Contact: If interested in assisting with the purchase of this item, please contact our Stranding Team volunteer Skip Jackson at (727)-741-9348.
  3. Sonosite 180 Plus Portable Ultrasound System
  4. Digital X-Ray
    • Purpose: To have access to an in-house X-Ray machine; this will expedite CMA's ability to diagnose health issues regarding sea turtles undergoing rehabilitation.
    • Quantity: 1
    • Contact: If interested in assisting with the purchase of this item, please contact CMA's Manager of Sea Turtles, Adrienne Cardwell, at acardwell@cmaquarium.org.
  5. Avisoft Bioacoustics Equipment and Software
    • Purpose: To monitor the acoustics of rescued and resident animals (e.g. dolphins and sea turtles), for research and medical purposes.
    • Contact: If interested in assisting with the purchase of this item, then please contact our Stranding Assistant, Hada Herring, at hherring@cmaquarium.org.
  6. Sofpool (17'x32' oval-shaped)
    • Purpose: Temporary pool for rehabilitating stranded sick or injured marine mammals. Key features of this item include rapid setup, strong durability, and easily portable. This item is highly recommended by fellow stranding organizations.
    • Quantity: 1
    • Contact: If interested in assisting with the purchase of this item, then please contact our Stranding Assistant, Hada Herring, at hherring@cmaquarium.org.

Rescue Supplies

  1. Yellow Caution Tape
  2. Pop-Up Tent (10'x10')
  3. Hefty Sandwich Storage Bags
  4. Waterproof Journals (Universal Polydura 8 ½ in. x 11 in. )
  5. Black Retractable Tape Stanchion with 13' Red Belt

Cleaning Supplies

  1. Dawn Soap
  2. Empty Spray Bottles
  3. 91% Isopropyl Alcohol
  4. White Distilled Vinegar
  5. Bleach
  6. Deck Scrub Brush
SEA TURTLE NESTING

Large-Scale Items

  1. 7,000 GVWR/14 ft. Diamond Deck Equipment Trailer
    • Purpose: To transport boats, kayaks, and ATV via a truck, for marine life rescues, releases, and sea turtle nesting.
    • Quantity: 2
  2. All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV)
    • Purpose: Clearwater Marine Aquarium is responsible for monitoring 26 miles of beach from April 1st-November 1st, for sea turtle nesting. ATV's will allow personnel to cover more area with minimal effects on the environment in Pinellas County.
    • Quantity:
      • 2 (4 seats)
      • 4 (2 seats)
      • 2 (1 seat)
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  3. Cargo Trailer br>
    • Purpose: This will be utilized to securely store all-terrain vehicles (ATV's) for sea turtle nesting.
    • Quantity: 3
    • Contact: If interested in assisting with the purchase of this item, please contact CMA's Supervisor of Marine Turtle Program, Mike Anderson, at manderson@cmaquarium.org.