Wild Dolphin Updates: 2019 was a memorable year for the Clearwater Marine Aquarium Wild Bottlenose Dolphin Research Program. As we embark on new journeys in 2020, we want to take a moment to reflect on all of the exciting discoveries 2019 added to the study.Last... Read More
We have been gearing up for the arrival of new dolphin calves into our study area. We are excited to announce the birth of Bundle’s second calf!
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... Read More
Wild Dolphin UpdatesMore Than Half of Newborn Calves Are Observed During SpringThroughout nature, spring marks a period of renewal and growth for many animals. This includes the dolphins that call Clearwater Bay home. March and April show the highest birthing months... Read More
One of the most challenging aspects of dorsal identification is positively identifying a fin over time as changed markings to the fin can make a dolphin look, sometimes, significantly different. While some fins are dramatically changed, others are more subtle.
Wild Dolphin Updates Dolphin Calf Seen With Suspected Boat Strike Injury This month we want to remind everyone to operate your vessels in a safe and respectful manner for wild marine animals. Faux, a mother who was first sighted on March 3, 2014, recently had her... 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!
Mosquito Lagoon (February 14) — Clearwater Marine Aquarium Rescue Team personnel participated in a multi-agency dolphin calf disentanglement in Mosquito Lagoon, FL on February 14, 2017. Alongside CMA, organizations involved included the National Oceanic and... Read More
Johns Pass, FL (October 2015) – Rescue personnel originally received a call from a local boat captain reporting a bottlenose dolphin calf entangled in plastic wrapping on October 6, 2015. The white plastic strap was observed encompassing the anterior portion of the... Read More