Ricky has been a longtime favorite at CMA, and is now joined by a few more feathered friends, Matthew, Tyndall and Skylar in our newest aviary habitat, the new Rufus Beach.
In 2016, Mike Malkov, the CMA Parking Lead at the time, saved the life of a guest at the aquarium. Bill Bushman, who was visiting the aquarium with his family, suffered a severe heart attack while waiting for their ride home.
Aurora just celebrated her one year anniversary as an Inspiration Ambassador for CMA. Aurora has a special connection to Winter the Dolphin.
This Valentine’s Day a longtime volunteer at Clearwater Marine Aquarium will say “I do” underwater among rescued sea turtles at the aquarium.
The Dolphin Tale Stars will be visiting Clearwater Marine Aquarium Dec. 27-30. During their last visit to CMA the stars surprised a special young guest named Mayra Gillis.
Eric Jacobs is a Sergeant in the 641 Regional Support Group U.S. Army and has recently returned from deployment in Kuwait and Afghanistan. Winter, one of our three resident dolphins, has provided inspiration to his family. His wife Julie, and two children Jadon and Aleena, were inspired by Winter to never give up in hard times. Just like Winter never gave up when she lost her tail, the Jacobs family never gave up while Eric was deployed, despite how hard this was for them.
Seven-year-old Layla Welch’s dream came true on Friday, October 20, 2017, when she met her dolphin heroes, Winter and Hope, at Clearwater Marine Aquarium.