We spoke with CMA Research Institute’s Senior Research Scientist Monica Ross to find out how she became involved with manatee research and what she thinks we can do to protect these amazing marine animals. Interview with Monica Ross, Senior Research Scientist,... Read More
This Manatee Appreciation Day we asked a member of the Rescue Team what they think about these amazing marine mammals and how we can all help protect them.
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... Read More
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 was entrapped within an enclosed creek in Weeki Wachee, Florida. The animal likely was able to swim into the creek with the increased tides during Hurricane Irma
The manatee pair were trapped within the canal system, requiring relocation. With no way out of the canal system, a plan was put in place by FWC to capture and assess the health of the mom and calf with the intention of relocation.
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... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More