Even though “Leesburg” was killed by human interaction, her story inspired so many to learn more about manatees. Her journey will live on by the invaluable movement data she provided researchers and residents that live and play on the Ocklawaha waterways, all the way down to Leesburg, Florida.
On Monday, December 16, 2019, an aerial surveillance team from Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) identified the first North Atlantic right whale mom/calf pair of the season approximately 30 miles east of Sapelo Island, off the coast of Georgia.
Large Manatee Stuck on a Sandy Berm in SavannahOn October 1, 2019, Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GDNR) and Clearwater Marine Aquarium Research Institute responded to a call in Savannah, Georgia, and found an adult female manatee stranded on a sandy berm...Read More
We spoke with CMA Research Institute’s Senior Research Scientist Monica Ross to find out how she became involved with manatee research and what she thinks we can do to protect these amazing marine animals. Interview with Monica Ross, Senior Research Scientist,...Read More
Clearwater Marine Aquarium Merges with Renowned Research Group CMA Launches Research Institute focusing on manatees, sea turtles, and North Atlantic right whales Clearwater Marine Aquarium and Sea to Shore Alliance have merged, introducing a new division under CMA...Read More