New Young Dolphin Calves Spotted

New Young Dolphin Calves Spotted

Wild Dolphin UpdatesThe Birth of Bundle’s Second BabyWith our last few updates, we have been gearing up for the arrival of new calves in our study area. As of February 28, we are excited to announce the birth of Bundle’s second calf! This newborn, or young of...
Rescue Partners Disentangle Dolphin Calf Wrapped in Fishing Line

Rescue Partners Disentangle Dolphin Calf Wrapped in Fishing Line

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...
Spring is When We See the Most Baby Dolphins Born

Spring is When We See the Most Baby Dolphins Born

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...
How Wild Dolphin Dorsal Fins Change Over Time

How Wild Dolphin Dorsal Fins Change Over Time

Wild Dolphin Updates Changes in Dorsal Fins Are a Challenge for Dolphin Identification 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,...
Wild Dolphins Observed With Dorsal Fin Injuries

Wild Dolphins Observed With Dorsal Fin Injuries

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...
Rescue Mission – Dolphin Calf Injured by Spearfishing Gear

Rescue Mission – Dolphin Calf Injured by Spearfishing Gear

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...
Rescue Mission – Parcel (Bottlenose Dolphin)

Rescue Mission – Parcel (Bottlenose Dolphin)

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...