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Kirby the Loggerhead Sea Turtle Released With Satellite Tracker

Kirby the Loggerhead Sea Turtle Released With Satellite Tracker

225-Pound Loggerhead Sea Turtle Goes Home After Months of RehabClearwater Marine Aquarium released Kirby, a 225-pound endangered loggerhead sea turtle, on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Kirby is an adult male sea turtle who was found floating near Indian Rocks Beach on...

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Window Interactions With the Resident Animals

Window Interactions With the Resident Animals

Our animal care specialists and resident animals have a special bond! This bond is strengthened in many different ways, but one is during window interactions. Watch resident dolphins Nick, Hope and Winter interact with care specialists at their underwater windows. You’ll even see how our resident otters and pelicans interact in their windows, too!

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Baby Manatee Rescued in Belize

Baby Manatee Rescued in Belize

Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s Rescue Team in Belize responded to a call about a baby manatee stranded off a river bank on September 28, 2019. The stranded baby manatee is now being safely monitored at a wildlife rehabilitation center in northern Belize after being rescued.

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Dolphin Dorsal Fin Twins Are Not Uncommon

Dolphin Dorsal Fin Twins Are Not Uncommon

Dolphin dorsal fins become marked mainly through natural interactions free of any intentional nick/notch formation, meaning the markings are formed randomly. Even so, we do find “twins” among animals in the wild community.

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Over 200 Marine Debris Hazards Removed During 2019 Ghost Trap Rodeo

Over 200 Marine Debris Hazards Removed During 2019 Ghost Trap Rodeo

With the effort of more than 75 participants spread across the six locations, over 200 derelict traps were collected! The Ghost Trap Rodeo successfully aided in improving natural habitats for many marine animals, and hopes to continue making positive change in the Tampa Bay area in the future.

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How Scars and Other Body Features Help Identify Dolphins

How Scars and Other Body Features Help Identify Dolphins

Dolphins are air-breathing mammals, this means that about 99.9% of the time, when they surface to breathe, their dorsal fin is visible. For our photo-identification efforts, this makes capturing a photo of a fin relatively easy. Let’s consider, however, how one would identify bottlenose dolphins if a dorsal fin was not visible.

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Five Pilot Whales Rescued Off Gulf Coast Beach

Five Pilot Whales Rescued Off Gulf Coast Beach

On July 29, 2019, five pilot whales stranded in the shallow water off Redington Beach, on the Gulf Coast of Florida. Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s Rescue Team responded along with wildlife agencies and local authorities

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What Do Different Sea Turtles Eat?

What Do Different Sea Turtles Eat?

Different Sea Turtle DietsHave you ever been curious about what sea turtles eat? There are seven species of sea turtles in the world, five of which are found around Florida, and they all have different diets. The foods that they eat are determined by their species and...

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