Three Trapped Manatees Relocated from Oldsmar Retention Pond

Manatees Found After King Tides Flood Into Ponds On October 16, 2018, Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s Rescue Team assisted Florida Fish & Wildlife (FWC) with the rescue and relocation of three manatees entrapped in a retention pond in Oldsmar, Florida. The...

Oldsmar Manatee Rescued and Released with Amputated Flipper

On Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) rescue personnel assisted with the rescue of an entangled female manatee in Oldsmar, Florida. The manatee had been reported to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Marine Mammal Pathobiology...

Rescue Mission – Weeki Wachee Manatee Relocation

Manatee Trapped in Creek After Hurricane Irma On September 14, 2017,  biologists from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Marine Mammal Pathobiology Laboratory contacted Clearwater Marine Aquarium for assistance with the rescue and relocation...

Rescue Mission – New Port Richey Manatee Mom and Calf Trapped

New Port Richey, FL (May 10, 2017) — The Marine Mammal Pathobiology Laboratory (MMPL) of Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), along with Lowry Park Zoo (LPZ), the University of Florida (UF), New Port Richey (NPR) Public Works, NRR Law Enforcement...

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...

Rescue Mission – Oldsmar Manatee Mother and Calf

Oldsmar, FL (February 6, 2017) –  Clearwater Marine Aquarium rescue personnel assisted Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) with relocating two manatees entrapped within a retention pond and canal system at Bicentennial Park in Oldsmar, FL. The...

Rescue Mission – Crystal River Manatees

Crystal River, FL (September 15, 2016) – On September 1, 2016, Hurricane Hermine brought heavy winds and high flood waters to Crystal River. As the waters rose during the storm, seven manatees entered the Plantation Inn Golf Course Pond and became entrapped when the...