Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) will launch of a new speaker series on Thursday, October 8. The first presentation, “All About Dolphins and More About Winter,” will include an in-depth look at how dolphins live, feed and breed in the wild. It will explore what we need to know in order to help them survive in the wild. CMA staff will also share how this organization works around the clock to rescue, rehabilitate and release animals back into the wild. Staff members will also discuss the story of Winter, a young dolphin who survived after losing her natural tail.
“Showtime!” a volunteer from the Clearwater Marine Aquarium said as the Loggerhead sea turtle named Betsy was lifted from a truck, on a stretcher, on Clearwater Beach. The turtle, who had spent the past three months on rest and rehabilitation at the aquarium, was finally recuperated enough to be released back into the wild on August 27.
What do children of the Children's Cancer Center and a dolphin have in common? As it turns out, quite a lot!
Had you been at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium on July 21, 2009, you might have witnessed an unusual and heart-warming encounter. A group of children, kindergarten-aged and under, sat by the side of a pool producing colorful artwork while a dolphin with a paintbrush in her mouth was producing art of her own. The purpose? To sell the artwork on eBay and raise funds for the Children's Cancer Center.
Enmeshed in our own daily challenges, it’s easy to overlook the valuable lessons in survival that nature still has to offer our societal and technical advancements. “Winter, The Dolphin That Could”, is an inspiring film of a dolphin that was rescued from the near death of being entangled in a crab trap off Cape Canaveral. The recounting of this true story reminds us of the amazing miracles that abound from the shear will to survive - against all odds - and a little help from our friends.