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CMA Rescues a 200-Pound Loggerhead Sea Turtle Named Kirby

CMA Rescues a 200-Pound Loggerhead Sea Turtle Named Kirby

On Tuesday, January 29, the CMA Rescue Team received several calls regarding a large loggerhead turtle that had been floating in the Intracoastal Waterway at Indian Rocks Beach. The Rescue Team had received calls about this same turtle in the weeks leading up to the...

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Introducing Clearwater Marine Aquarium Research Institute

Introducing Clearwater Marine Aquarium Research Institute

Clearwater Marine Aquarium Merges with Renowned Research Group CMA Launches Research Institute focusing on manatees, sea turtles, and North Atlantic right whales Clearwater Marine Aquarium and Sea to Shore Alliance have merged, introducing a new division under CMA...

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Mighty Miss Maya Meets Her Hero Winter the Dolphin at CMA

Mighty Miss Maya Meets Her Hero Winter the Dolphin at CMA

Young Winter the Dolphin Fan Wows the World with First Steps You may recognize Maya Tisdale, or "Mighty Miss Maya," as she's better known, from the inspiring video of her first steps that went viral. 5-year-old Maya from Michigan has been defying the odds her whole...

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How Our Veterinary Team Examine Fish & Stingrays Out of Water

How Our Veterinary Team Examine Fish & Stingrays Out of Water

Due to the large diversity of animals we treat at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, such as sea turtles, river otters, fish, stingrays, and sharks, we often have to adapt our procedures to meet the needs of a specific species. Routine procedures and examinations can pose obvious challenges when dealing with animals that do not breathe air—such as fish and stingrays.

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How Wild Dolphin Dorsal Fins Change Over Time

How Wild Dolphin Dorsal Fins Change Over Time

One of the most challenging aspects of dorsal identification is positively identifying a fin over time as changed markings to the fin can make a dolphin look, sometimes, significantly different. While some fins are dramatically changed, others are more subtle.

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A Holiday Story from Clearwater Marine Aquarium

A Holiday Story from Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Enjoy this holiday poem highlighting our mission, our residents, and rescue stories from this year! T’was the day of Winter’s Rescue, when right along the shore A crab trap was seen, moving and moving some more; A little dolphin was trapped, the rope wrapped ‘round...

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Wild Dolphins Observed With Dorsal Fin Injuries

Wild Dolphins Observed With Dorsal Fin Injuries

Wild Dolphin Updates Dolphin Calf Seen With Suspected Boat Strike Injury This month we want to remind everyone to operate your vessels in a safe and respectful manner for wild marine animals. Faux, a mother who was first sighted on March 3, 2014, recently had her...

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