Annual Earth Day Celebrations

 Trash to Toys Contest Each year, Clearwater Marine Aquarium hosts a “Trash to Toys” competition to celebrate Earth Day and encourage recycling. 35 competing classrooms at Hillsborough and Pinellas County elementary schools designed environmental enrichment devices...

Six Ocean-Friendly Habits to Help Protect Marine Life

Clearwater Marine Aquarium recently hosted one of our coastal cleanups along Memorial Causeway. In only two hours, our team, along with 40 amazing volunteers, was able to collect 875 pounds of trash! While it is disheartening to see that this much trash is compiled on...

Fishing Gear Tips to Protect Sea Turtles

Practicing the use of safer fishing hooks and proper disposal of fishing gear are a few ways you can help make a big difference! Fishing can be a great way to spend a summer day; however, it’s important to remove all debris and waste left over from any fishing trip to...

How You Can Help Protect Marine Life From Boat Strikes

Many of the marine animals that we rescue and recover have signs of boat strike injuries. The animals that are most susceptible to boat strike injuries are those animals that often come up to the surface to breathe air. These include sea turtles, dolphins and...

World Oceans Day Pledge

Make a Pledge to Keep Our Oceans Clean and Protect All Marine Life! Clearwater Marine Aquarium is asking you to pledge to protect and conserve oceans and marine life. Become an ambassador for environmental conservation and stand up for marine life. Small acts can make...

Why Plastic Is a Problem for Sea Turtles and the Ocean

Jellyfish, plastic bags, balloons; these all look like food to a hungry sea turtle. But plastics and trash don’t belong inside a sea turtle or in the ocean at all. They can lead to a number of environmental problems. They are especially dangerous for marine...

Earth Day Celebrations

Trash to Toys 2017 Recycling Contest for Earth Day In honor of Earth Day, Clearwater Marine Aquarium held its annual Trash to Toys recycling contest. Every year, we challenge classrooms at local elementary schools to create enrichment toys for our rescued dolphins...

Manatee Appreciation: How We Can Protect Them Together

At Clearwater Marine Aquarium we are involved in the conservation, research, rescue, rehab and release of marine animals, including manatees. Learn about these majestic marine mammals, how we are helping them and what you can do to protect them, too. Protecting...