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Over 30 Baby Sea Turtles Go Back to the Ocean

Over 30 Baby Sea Turtles Go Back to the Ocean

37 Sea Turtle Hatchlings Released Off East Coast of Florida Clearwater Marine Aquarium released 37 rescued loggerhead sea turtle hatchlings off the east coast of Florida on Nov. 9, 2018, after rescue and rehabilitation at CMA. The baby sea turtles were all rescued...

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Two Sea Turtles Released in Tarpon Springs – Valkyrie and Ninja

Two Sea Turtles Released in Tarpon Springs – Valkyrie and Ninja

Valkyrie and Ninja Go Back Home Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) released two sea turtles on Thurs., Nov. 1. Valkyrie, a critically endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtle, and Ninja, an endangered green sea turtle, were released at Fred Howard Park in Tarpon Springs,...

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Young Fan Delivers Home Run Donation for Winter and Hope

Young Fan Delivers Home Run Donation for Winter and Hope

Funds Raised for Rescued Dolphins With Help From Baseball Player 12-year-old Jordan Young from Hartland, Wisconsin raised $1,000 for Clearwater Marine Aquarium, home of Winter and Hope, the rescued dolphins featured in the movies Dolphin Tale and Dolphin Tale 2. Young...

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Three Trapped Manatees Relocated from Oldsmar Retention Pond

Three Trapped Manatees Relocated from Oldsmar Retention Pond

Manatees Found After King Tides Flood Into Ponds On October 16, 2018, Clearwater Marine Aquarium's Rescue Team assisted Florida Fish & Wildlife (FWC) with the rescue and relocation of three manatees entrapped in a retention pond in Oldsmar, Florida. The manatees...

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Ruffles the Rescued Seahorse Goes Home

Ruffles the Rescued Seahorse Goes Home

Rescue, Ruffles and Release Ruffles the rescued seahorse was released on October 25, 2018. The female lined seahorse was being monitored at Clearwater Marine Aquarium for a couple weeks after she was found washed ashore at Belleair Beach on Oct. 11. Tourists...

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How Dolphins Play With and Carry Objects in the Wild

How Dolphins Play With and Carry Objects in the Wild

Calves Play With "Toys" in the Wild Through monitoring efforts in Clearwater Bay, we often have the opportunity to observe dolphins displaying unique behaviors. Typically dolphin behaviors are based on how they are interacting with objects or other animals in their...

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Ruffles the Rescued Seahorse

Ruffles the Rescued Seahorse

Seahorse Found Washed up on Beach by Tourists Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) rescued a female lined seahorse, named Ruffles, after she was found washed up on Belleair Beach by a beachgoer. CMA suspects the rough waves following Hurricane Michael impacted the small...

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Rare Spotted Dolphin Seen Swimming With Group of Bottlenose Dolphins

Rare Spotted Dolphin Seen Swimming With Group of Bottlenose Dolphins

Wild Dolphin Updates Our research team has continued to see a lot of dolphin activity in our area with many of the local animals spending time in Clearwater Bay. We are happy to report several of the 2018 calves have been seen in recent months and appear to be doing...

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Baby Sea Turtles Rescued From Swimming Pool

Baby Sea Turtles Rescued From Swimming Pool

Meet the Pool Boys Clearwater Marine Aquarium is currently rehabilitating several baby loggerhead sea turtles. A number of these hatchlings, nicknamed "The Pool Boys," were recently rescued after being discovered inside a swimming pool filter in Indian Shores,...

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