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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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Male Bottlenose Dolphin Pair Bonds Form Long-Lasting Friendships

Male Bottlenose Dolphin Pair Bonds Form Long-Lasting Friendships

Wild Dolphin UpdatesThe Bromance of Bottlenose DolphinsHave you ever wanted to hang out with your best friend all the time? Many male bottlenose dolphins get to do this every day! These strong friendships or associations, known as pair bonds, are a common,...

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Iconic House Boat Becomes a Thriving Artificial Reef

Iconic House Boat Becomes a Thriving Artificial Reef

On Wednesday, April 24, 2019, part of Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s iconic house boat, home to Harry Connick Jr’s character in the Dolphin Tale movies, was transformed into a marine life habitat as part of an artificial reef system in the Gulf of Mexico.

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What Is a Dolphin’s Dorsal Fin Used For?

What Is a Dolphin’s Dorsal Fin Used For?

Wild Dolphin Updates Dorsal Fin Use The dorsal fin helps us identify dolphins in our photo ID survey, but let’s think about how it functions to serve a dolphin. Balance The placement of the dorsal fin is thought to stabilize the dolphin in the water like a keel on a...

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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 Rehab Clearwater 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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