In the spirit of the new year, we are focusing on teaching the resident animals at Clearwater Marine Aquarium new behaviors! They are taught new behaviors by animal care specialists to ensure their mental stimulation on a day-to-day basis.
Resident Animal Updates Dolphins The resident dolphins are working with their care specialists on different behaviors utilizing pumpkins! The pumpkins create a great form of enrichment for them, as different objects are a great source of stimulus as they bond and... Read More
Our animal care specialists and resident animals have a special bond! This bond is strengthened in many different ways, but one is during window interactions. Watch resident dolphins Nick, Hope and Winter interact with care specialists at their underwater windows. You’ll even see how our resident otters and pelicans interact in their windows, too!
Different Sea Turtle DietsHave you ever been curious about what sea turtles eat? There are seven species of sea turtles in the world, five of which are found around Florida, and they all have different diets. The foods that they eat are determined by their species and... Read More
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.
Enjoy this holiday poem highlighting our mission, our residents, and rescue stories from this year! T’was the day of Winter’s Rescue, when right along the shore A crab trap was seen, moving and moving some more; A little dolphin was trapped, the rope wrapped ‘round... Read More
New Permanent Resident Arrives at CMA for the Holidays Clearwater Marine Aquarium welcomes Snorkel, a rescued loggerhead sea turtle, home for the holidays as a new permanent resident. The small sea turtle is blind and missing parts of her nose and jaw; therefore she... Read More
Ricky has been a longtime favorite at CMA, and is now joined by a few more feathered friends, Matthew, Tyndall and Skylar in our newest aviary habitat, the new Rufus Beach.
Clearwater Marine Aquarium mourns the loss of one of our family members, Cooper. Cooper was a 17-year-old North American river otter who brightened the lives of our team and guests. He inspired those who knew him with his spirit, determination and irresistible charm.... Read More
Enjoy this holiday poem highlighting our mission, our residents, and rescue stories. T’was the day of Winter’s Rescue, when right along the shore A crab trap was seen, moving and moving some more; A little dolphin was trapped, the rope wrapped ‘round her tail, CMA... Read More