Due to the large diversity of animals we treat at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, such as sea turtles, river otters, fish, stingrays, and sharks, we often have to adapt our procedures to meet the needs of a specific species. Routine procedures and examinations can pose obvious challenges when dealing with animals that do not breathe air—such as fish and stingrays.
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
Meet the Pool Boys Clearwater Marine Aquarium is currently rehabilitating several baby loggerhead sea turtles. A number of these hatchlings, nicknamed “The Pool Boys,” were recently rescued after being discovered inside a swimming pool filter in Indian... Read More
Clearwater Marine Aquarium is rehabilitating our smallest rescue yet: Frito the tiny seahorse. Frito was rescued June 10 off Redington Shores, FL
An otter kit (baby otter) was rescued Sunday evening, January 28, 2018, after a resident found the otter kit in their backyard. The resident removed the animal from the yard, placed it in a box, and then contacted the Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) Rescue Team.
Kemp’s Ridley Turtles Airlifted From New England Named After Reindeer A dozen critically endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtles were transported to Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) on Dec. 8 after a mass cold-stun event affected hundreds of turtles in the... Read More
Two Baby Sea Turtles Rescued From a Swimming Pool Two sea turtle hatchlings arrived at Clearwater Marine Aquarium on August 29, 2017, after being found in a pool skimmer. They were discovered by a pool maintenance man at a condo in the Indian Shores area. He was able... Read More
“Cheeto,” the lucky seahorse, who has captivated followers worldwide with her remarkable story of survival,was released back home on Tuesday, May 16, after rehabilitating at Clearwater Marine Aquarium. The aquarium has been providing care for Cheeto, a female lined... Read More
Clearwater Marine Aquarium rescues and rehabilitates marine life of all sizes, from whales, dolphins and sea turtles to stingrays and smaller sea creatures in need. Each is cared for with full attention. One little seahorse captured our hearts with its surprising... Read More
Purchase Florida’s specialty sea turtle license plate and help contribute to sea turtle conservation efforts near you! Helping Sea Turtles Survive Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) was fortunate to be funded in whole by a grant awarded from the Sea Turtle Grants... Read More