This is an underwater view of Dolphin Terrace, where you can find Nicholas, who was rescued as a 6-month-old Atlantic bottlenose calf in 2002 after stranding and suffering severe sunburns, and a new rescued dolphin who is joining Nick at Clearwater Marine Aquarium.
We are excited to announce that we were selected by National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) as the forever home for a new rescued dolphin. The male Atlantic bottlenose dolphin will be paired as a companion with Nicholas, our other resident rescued male bottlenose dolphin.
Rescued in the Florida Keys
This new dolphin was rescued after stranding off Fiesta Key, Florida in July 2019. After undergoing rehabilitation for pneumonia it was discovered that he had hearing loss. Due to these issues, NMFS determined he would not be a candidate for release. As many of you know, CMA has a long history of working with dolphins who exhibit hearing loss and we feel confident this will be a great forever home for him.