The Florida Aquarium Press Releases

8/11/2017 The Florida Aquarium leads team during mass coral spawning event to helps save coral reefs
Thursday night, The Florida Aquarium (FLAQ) and its team of partners had a moment of celebration and then sprang into action. Staghorn coral spawning (when corals release eggs and sperm in the water at the same time to reproduce) only happens once a year and is an event that is increasingly more uncertain given our changing climate. Fortunately, it occurred this year right on schedule, allowing The Florida Aquarium’s coral conservation team to continue its coral spawn research for the eighth year. The research strives to help save staghorn coral and ultimately the Florida Reef Tract.


8/23/2016 National Aquarium of Cuba Joins The Florida Aquarium’s International Research Team for Staghorn Coral Spawn
While it was expected, but not guaranteed, the August 18th full moon triggered the yearly staghorn coral spawn in the Florida Keys. As the trickling then bursting of egg and sperm bundles occurred over the period of a few days, three researchers from the National Aquarium in Cuba (NAC) were observing closely as their colleagues — now formal partners — from The Florida Aquarium put their yearly research event into high gear.  From the Coral Restoration Foundation’s underwater nursery, the delicate and timely task of collecting eggs and sperm and creating living larvae began.


2/4/2016 Girls from underprivileged backgrounds to design, build, and deploy real underwater robots in breakthrough education program Mission: Tampa Bay
A group of teenage girls from Tampa will push the boundaries of exploration this weekend, controlling an undersea robot they built themselves as part of a new way of learning being pioneered in the Tampa Bay area.


1/28/2016 The Florida Aquarium Announces 2016 Making Waves Society Advisory Committee
The Florida Aquarium announced today the 2016 advisory committee for its young professionals group, the Making Waves Society. 


1/26/2016 The Florida Aquarium Releases 14 Rescued Sea Turtles at Canaveral National Seashore
The Florida Aquarium and their Center for Conservation Team released 14 rescued sea turtles at Canaveral National Seashore on the East Coast of Florida.


1/20/2016 The Florida Aquarium Receives an Award from Hillsborough County Schools for Outstanding STEM Participation
Each year the Hillsborough Regional Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Fair recognizes an individual or organization in the community that demonstrates longstanding support of STEM education and the STEM Fair through activities that are above and beyond their own mission/vision. The Florida Aquarium is the 2016 recipient of the HR-STEM Friend of the Fair Award and will be highlighted at each of two Fair Awards Ceremonies on February 9th.  


11/5/2015 The Florida Aquarium Announces the Successful Completion of the Rising Tides Capital Campaign
The Florida Aquarium announces the successful completion of its $15M Rising Tides Capital Campaign.


8/4/2015 The Florida Aquarium Announces Historic Partnership with the National Aquarium of Cuba
The Florida Aquarium has signed a historic Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) agreement with the National Aquarium of Cuba with a focus on coral conservation. 


6/25/2015 The Florida Aquarium and Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo Team Up for ZooQuarium Ticket
The Florida Aquarium and Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo have teamed up to offer the best of land and sea with a new combo ticket to the two attractions known as the  ZooQuarium ticket.  


6/15/2015 The Florida Aquarium Launches Ripples of Life Fundraising Campaign
The Florida Aquarium announced a unique opportunity for guests to leave a lasting impression as well as donate to the Aquarium’s conservation and education programs. 

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