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 for Winter, Hope and Nicholas, the rescued dolphins at CMA.
Tortoises and turtle have become popular pets, but it is important to remember that many of these species are exotic wild animals that require special care and do not belong in local ecosystems where they are not natively found.
A day in the life of a CMA camper is different from one day to the next! Each week is filled with new experiences for kids to love. Whether you are signed up for a half day camp, or the entire day, each camp is filled with fun interactive activities for kids at every age level.
There are many ways to help conserve the ocean, starting in your own backyard! Here’s a list of some ocean-friendly habits to get started!
Since January 3, we have had over 70 live sea turtle intakes from Pinellas and the surrounding counties due to cold weather effects. In most of the cases, these sea turtles were already compromised with viruses, boat strikes and buoyancy issues. Low water temperatures and high winds can cause already sick sea turtles to become even more lethargic, and many have been found floating causing this influx of intakes to our facility.
Stepping aboard the Sea Life Safari, you never know what you might see. Guided by CMA’s marine specialists, you’re invited to sit back and scan the water in search of the diverse species we have here in Clearwater Bay. From wild Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, to manatees, sea turtles, and an array of birds, it is always a beautiful sight.
Over 60 volunteers came to help clean up the coastal area around the causeway and collected an impressive 820 pounds of trash altogether.