Three Rescued Seahorses Released

Clearwater Marine Aquarium rescued three seahorses on Tuesday that were impacted by recent high winds and rough surf. Tostito, Salsa and Guac were rescued between Sand Key and Madeira Beach on July 24. The seahorses were found near the shoreline, unable to swim back...

Frito the Tiny Seahorse Released

Tiny seahorse rescued from fishing line entanglement and released into the wild Frito, the tiny seahorse that was recently rescued by Clearwater Marine Aquarium was released back into the wild on June 14, 2018, after a few days of rehabilitation. The female lined...

Release of Abe and Five Orphaned Otters

 Cover Photo © Douglas DeFelice 2018. Rehabilitated Otters Return to the Wild Abe, the young otter kit that was rescued in February by Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA), was finally released on June 2, 2018, after several months of rehabilitation with a group of...

Oldsmar Manatee Rescued and Released with Amputated Flipper

On Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) rescue personnel assisted with the rescue of an entangled female manatee in Oldsmar, Florida. The manatee had been reported to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Marine Mammal Pathobiology...

Rescue Mission – Weeki Wachee Manatee Relocation

Manatee Trapped in Creek After Hurricane Irma On September 14, 2017,  biologists from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Marine Mammal Pathobiology Laboratory contacted Clearwater Marine Aquarium for assistance with the rescue and relocation...

Cheeto the Lucky Seahorse Released

“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...

Rescue Mission – Banana River Entangled Dolphin Calf

Cocoa Beach, FL (May 10) — Clearwater Marine Aquarium participated in a multi-agency disentanglement of a bottlenose dolphin calf in the Banana River (lagoon), near Cocoa Beach, FL on May 10, 2017. The mom and calf were safely captured and the calf was successfully...