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...

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...

Injured Dolphin Named Babyface Spotted With Her Own Baby Calf

Do you remember Babyface? She was a dolphin that Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) observed in 2015 with deep propeller cuts on the peduncle near her tail. Babyface was recently spotted once again and this time with a calf! Babyface Survived Severe Injuries In June of...

How Divers Are Planting Coral to Restore Florida Reefs

Last month, Clearwater Marine Aquarium had over 20 dive team members voluntarily travel to the Florida Keys to “Dive for the Ocean.” These volunteers joined together with Coral Restoration Foundation, the largest coral reef restoration organization in the world, along...

Why You Should Find Ocean-Friendly Alternatives to Balloons

 Up, Up & Away … but Where To? When you’re preparing to celebrate a loved one’s birthday or maybe an anniversary, it would be wise to leave balloons off the shopping list. The colorful excitement that balloons entail can easily be replaced by something as simple...

Annual Earth Day Celebrations

 Trash to Toys Contest Each year, Clearwater Marine Aquarium hosts a “Trash to Toys” competition to celebrate Earth Day and encourage recycling. 35 competing classrooms at Hillsborough and Pinellas County elementary schools designed environmental enrichment devices...