Manatee Appreciation From a Manatee Rescuer

Manatee Appreciation From a Manatee Rescuer

This Manatee Appreciation Day we asked a member of the CMA Rescue Team what they think about these amazing marine mammals and how they believe we can all help protect them.  All work conducted under USFWS permit #MA770191.Chuck White, Rescue Biologist, CMA Rescue...
Rescue Partners Disentangle Dolphin Calf Wrapped in Fishing Line

Rescue Partners Disentangle Dolphin Calf Wrapped in Fishing Line

Dolphin Calf Freed From Fishing Line Entanglement On March 11, 2019, Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s Rescue Team alongside experts and veterinarians from several rescue organizations worked together to disentangle a bottlenose dolphin calf near Englewood, on the...
CMA Rescues a 200-Pound Loggerhead Sea Turtle Named Kirby

CMA Rescues a 200-Pound Loggerhead Sea Turtle Named Kirby

On Tuesday, January 29, the CMA Rescue Team received several calls regarding a large loggerhead turtle that had been floating in the Intracoastal Waterway at Indian Rocks Beach. The Rescue Team had received calls about this same turtle in the weeks leading up to the...
Three Trapped Manatees Relocated from Oldsmar Retention Pond

Three Trapped Manatees Relocated from Oldsmar Retention Pond

Manatees Found After King Tides Flood Into Ponds On October 16, 2018, Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s Rescue Team assisted Florida Fish & Wildlife (FWC) with the rescue and relocation of three manatees entrapped in a retention pond in Oldsmar, Florida. The...
Ruffles the Rescued Seahorse

Ruffles the Rescued Seahorse

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...
Baby Sea Turtles Rescued From Swimming Pool

Baby Sea Turtles Rescued From Swimming Pool

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...