Kids in “Friends for Florida” presented $650 to Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) to help take care of its rescued sea turtles. The group, made up of middle school students from Pasco and Hillsborough Counties, was started by friends who wanted to raise awareness about environmental issues. To raise the money, the kids held garage sales, lemonade stands, recycled aluminum cans and collected money outside of a local Wal-Mart.
Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) fans Jenna Deedy (from New Hampshire) and Gina West (from England) are asking people around the world to celebrate CMA and Winter on April 5. Though the two have never met Winter, they have been inspired by her story. Jenna has a chronic illness and relates to Winter’s will to persevere. The duo came up with the idea to create and organize an International day to thank CMA and Winter. They are promoting the event through Facebook.
On the exact day of the 38th anniversary the Clearwater Marine Aquarium first opened, the attraction located on Clearwater Beach celebrated by cutting the ribbon on their recent expansion.
Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s (CMA) stranding team recently rescued an otter pup in Largo. She was named “Annie,” after the person who found her and after the character Orphan Annie, from the musical and movie. The pup weighs only two pounds and is still feeding from a bottle. Annie joins “Sunny”, a three-month-old, three pound otter pup rescued earlier this month. Like Annie, Sunny was also named after the volunteer who helped rescue her.
Governor Charlie Crist stopped by the Clearwater Marine Aquarium on February 8th to help launch the “Winter's Dream” adoption campaign.
During the cold-snap that hit Florida in early January, the Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) took in and treated nearly 100 sea turtles suffering from a condition known as “cold stun.” In the course of two weeks, the CMA rescued more turtles than they had in the previous year.
The Clearwater Marine Aquarium will release JoJo, an adult Loggerhead sea turtle on Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m. The release will take place on Clearwater Beach behind the Palm Pavilion restaurant at 10 Bay Esplanade. The public is invited to watch.
The Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA), a Clearwater staple since the facilities opened in the 1980’s, has seen a recent expansion in their activities. In the past year, the aquarium has released nine rehabilitated sea turtles, experienced a 31% attendance growth, and the phenomenon of Winter the Dolphin has exposed the CMA (and beautiful Clearwater) to millions of children all over the country. However, according to the CMA website, “in spite of tremendous growth and a global presence, we also remain a ‘neighborhood’ aquarium.”
Ladies, and Cougars and Dolphins... Oh Yeah!
Every woman, whether she realizes it or not,” reads the Cougars of Clearwater’s website, “has a Real Cougar just waiting to be unleashed.” The Cougars of Clearwater 2010 Calendar has unleashed the inner cougars of twelve Clearwater residents. The calendar features twelve beautiful ladies – including its creators Judy Barrows and Kathleen Slaven – posing in bikinis with delightful tastefulness and class. Photographer Michael Harris donated his services for the project.
The Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) give away a free Valentine’s Day wedding package to one lucky couple with their “2nd Annual Wedding of a Lifetime Contest.” The winners will be able to get married on a platform over the main dolphin pool on the most romantic day of the year of 2010. Resident CMA dolphins Nicholas and Winter will assist in the nuptials.