37 Sea Turtle Hatchlings Released Off East Coast of Florida Clearwater Marine Aquarium released 37 rescued loggerhead sea turtle hatchlings off the east coast of Florida on Nov. 9, 2018, after rescue and rehabilitation at CMA. The baby sea turtles were all rescued... Read More
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... Read More
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
Do you remember Babyface? She was a dolphin that Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) observed in 2015 with deep propeller cuts on the peduncle near her tail. Babyface was recently spotted once again and this time with a calf!
Clearwater Marine Aquarium is rehabilitating our smallest rescue yet: Frito the tiny seahorse. Frito was rescued June 10 off Redington Shores, FL
Permit No. MA770191CMA’s Rescue Team is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of marine life. Our team is composed of biologists, interns, and over 100 volunteers who care about the marine environment and the impact of human activity on marine life.... Read More
Three-Month-Old Otter Kit Found Alone in Commercial Area On February 16, 2018, a young North American river otter kit, or baby otter, was found alone alongside a wall that separated a business property from the street. The business contacted Clearwater Marine... Read More
Entangled Dolphin Reported Near Belleair Beach On February 8, 2018, an entangled dolphin was reported to Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) by residents of Bell Isle Canal on Belleair Beach, FL. CMA located the dolphin the same day and photos and video were taken... Read More
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.