Clearwater Marine Aquarium Celebrates Anniversary of Winter and Hope’s Rescue

CLEARWATER MARINE AQUARIUM CELEBRATES ANNIVERSARY OF WINTER AND HOPE’S RESCUE WITH NEW MUSIC VIDEO Discussion and World Premiere of “Hope” music video, by Sammi Benz, at the CMA Bright House Networks Theater Special Event Tomorrow! Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) is proud to announce the 10 year anniversary of the rescue of Winter, star of the movie Dolphin Tale and also the 5 year anniversary of the rescue of Hope, star of the movie Dolphin Tale 2. In celebration of the rescue anniversaries, CMA is proud to announce the world premiere…

Clearwater Marine Aquarium: Satellite Tag Will Be Issued to Rehabilitated Sea Turtle Before Release

Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA), has rehabilitated a loggerhead sea turtle named ‘Ozzy’ and will be releasing her on Wednesday, September 9, after nearly two years of rehabilitation. The release will occur on Clearwater Beach behind the Sandpearl Resort at 10:45am. You are invited to attend the release on Clearwater Beach at Sandpearl Resort.  Please arrive by 10:30 am, September 9.  On November 23, 2013, Ozzy was found entangled in fishing line and rope from a crab trap in open water off of Pasco County. The entanglement caused a severe laceration and broken…

Stars of Dolphin Tale Movies Visiting Clearwater Marine Aquarium in July

Stars of Dolphin Tale Movies Visiting Clearwater Marine Aquarium in July Three stars of the Dolphin Tale movies will be making appearances at Clearwater Marine Aquarium this summer, meeting guests and fans throughout their stay. Cozi Zuehlsdorff (Hazel Haskett) – July 19-22 Nathan Gamble (Sawyer Nelson) – July 22-25 Austin Highsmith (Phoebe the trainer) – July 25-28 All three stars will be participating in guest activities such as Q&A sessions along with autograph and photograph opportunities at either Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s facility or Winter’s Dolphin Tale Adventure. Scheduled appearances are included…

Clearwater Marine Aquarium to Release Sparky, a Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle

Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA), a marine life rescue center, has rehabilitated a Kemp’s ridley sea turtle named ‘Sparky’ and will be releasing it on Tuesday, June 2 on Clearwater Beach behind the Sandpearl Resort at 10.30am. Sparky was brought to Clearwater Marine Aquarium on January 21, 2015, rescued by one of CMA’s divers who discovered him floating 22 miles offshore, west of Clearwater Pass. Upon intake, it was noted that Sparky was missing his right rear flipper (potential birth defect) and had a small abrasion on the top of his…

Clearwater Marine Aquarium Chooses to Expand Current Facility #DolphinTale

Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s (CMA) Board of Directors and management team have elected to enhance and expand the existing Island Estates facility instead of relocating downtown.  The decision came after several months of dialogue, analysis, stakeholder input and weighing the available options.  “While the downtown location offered many benefits, many issues had to align in a timely manner for the project to succeed. This decision provides a quicker path to achieve our goals in support of our mission. We are very grateful to the community for its support as our organization…

Clearwater Marine Aquarium Hosts Sea Turtle Awareness Day On May 2nd

Clearwater Marine Aquarium Hosts Sea Turtle Awareness Day Help clean the beach for the baby turtles and learn how you can protect this endangered species Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA), a marine life rescue center, is kicking off turtle nesting season by hosting the first Sea Turtle Awareness Day on Clearwater Beach at Pier 60 on Saturday, May 2 from 9am – 1pm. The public is invited to help clear the beach for the turtle babies from 9am – 11am, followed by fun, educational activities with Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s sea turtle…

Meet Cozi Zuehlsdorff & Nathan Gamble From #DolphinTale At Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Clearwater Marine Aquarium has two very special guests lined up for April! If you are a Dolphin Tale 1 & 2 fan, then you’re in for a real treat. Cozi Zuehlsdorff’ (Cozi played Hazel in Dolphin Tale 1 & 2) will be visiting Winter’s Dolphin Tale Adventure (located at 300 Cleveland Street, Clearwater, FL) from April 1 – 6.  She will also sing the National Anthem at the Tampa Bay Rays opening day game. Cozi’s first ever concert is taking place Saturday, April 4 at 3.30pm at the Capitol Theatre.  Tickets are still available at www.seewinter.com. Wednesday, April…

Clearwater Marine Aquarium “Making Waves” Speaker Series March 2015

Free educational seminar on Thursday, March 19 Topic:  How marine plants adapt and survive in challenging salt water   Clearwater Marine Aquarium continues its free Making Waves speaker series March 19 with Jennifer Hyder, Ph.D candidate in Biology at the University of South Florida. Hyder will discuss her research in the Tampa Bay area in relation to marine plant life, which plays a substantial role in the foundation of the entire marine ecosystem.  She’ll also address the differences between marine plants and household plants and the unique adaptations they possess…