This Manatee Appreciation Day we asked a member of the Rescue Team what they think about these amazing marine mammals and how we can all help protect them.
Wild Dolphin UpdatesDolphin Calves Then and NowAs we patiently wait for new dolphin calves to arrive this season, we wanted to reflect on some of the original calves we’ve observed to share their stories of then and now.JaiJai is the second identified animal in... Read More
Wild Dolphin UpdatesMore Than Half of Newborn Calves Are Observed During SpringThroughout nature, spring marks a period of renewal and growth for many animals. This includes the dolphins that call Clearwater Bay home. March and April show the highest birthing months... Read More
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.
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... Read More
Whether you’re planning to visit Winter’s Wonderland or looking for ways to bring some sea life into your holidays this season, here are a few ways you can enjoy the best time of year with your finned and flippered friends. 1. Watch Santa Dive Underwater... Read More
This month we have some exciting information to share! We recently obtained some very interesting historical facts regarding one of the wild dolphins identified in our study as “Peanut.”
Wild Dolphin Updates 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... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More