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April 28, 2022

Satellite Tag on Rehabilitated Sea Turtle Provides Deeper Connection & New Hope

Tampa, FL (April 27, 2022): Traveling 136 miles over six days might not seem like much; but, for The Florida Aquarium’s Animal Response Team this  ‘slow’ and steady progress is worth celebrating – and documenting.  Recently a juvenile loggerhead sea…

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American Humane Certified Seal for Exceptional Animal Welfare

March 30, 2022

The Florida Aquarium Earns American Humane Certified™ Seal for Exceptional Animal Welfare

Washington, DC (March 30, 2022): American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization and the world’s largest certifier of animal welfare practices, today announced that The Florida Aquarium earned the American Humane Certified™ seal, demonstrating the exceptional welfare and treatment…

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March 8, 2022

Florida Aquarium Volunteer-Designed Bamboo “Tents” To Protect Young Corals After Return To Reef

Tampa, FL (March 8, 2022): Biodegradable and low-cost, the humble bamboo barbecue skewer could soon play an important role in helping restore at-risk coral populations off the coast of Florida by protecting growing baby corals from predators. In an important…

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The Florida Aquarium's Newest Penguins

February 24, 2022

New Penguins Arrive at The Florida Aquarium

Tampa, FL (February 17, 2022):  The Florida Aquarium recently announced the addition of six new African penguins to its colony. The arrival of the species ambassadors is poignant as the Aquarium looks to advance its mission to save species, like…

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Sanccob surgical table with a penguin on it

January 20, 2022

The Florida Aquarium Donates Much-Needed Equipment to South African Penguin Rescue Facility

Tampa, FL: There are many days that pay tribute the beloved penguin – from today’s Penguin Awareness Day to World Penguin Day (April 25) and African Penguin Awareness Day (October 13). And, why not celebrate the wonder of penguins? While…

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Bill Crown

January 19, 2022

The Florida Aquarium Mourns the Loss of the Organization’s Founding Member

Tampa, Fla. – The President and CEO of The Florida Aquarium released the following statement this afternoon after the passing of Bill Crown, the organization’s founding member. “Bill was one of the driving forces behind opening The Florida Aquarium more…

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Long-Spined Sea Urchins Under Coral

December 15, 2021

Florida Aquarium Researchers Succeed in Largest Release of Hatchery-Raised Long-Spined Sea Urchins

Tampa, FL. (December 15, 2021): In a significant achievement for reef restoration, researchers at The Florida Aquarium, University of Florida and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission successfully reared and released nearly 200 Long-Spined Sea Urchins (Diadema antillarum) off…

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Satellite Tagged Sea Turtle

October 29, 2021

AZA Selects 13 Projects to Receive Conservation Grant Funding With Support From The Disney Conservation Fund

Silver Spring, Maryland (October 21, 2021) – The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) has awarded Conservation Grants Fund (CGF) grants totaling nearly $290,000 to 13 research and conservation projects led by AZA members. Established in 1984, the AZA Conservation…

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August 18, 2021

The Florida Aquarium Releases 5 Endangered Sea Turtles

Tampa, FL (June 18, 2021): The fruits of The Florida Aquarium’s Sea Turtle Conservation Program labor were realized with the release of five rehabbed sea turtles including two Kemp’s ridley and three greens yesterday in North Ormond Beach. After months…

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Florida Aquarium biologist passing corals to a Biscayne National Park Ranger to be outplanted on a reef.

August 2, 2021

Steps in Coral Conservation Celebrated by Aquarium-Park Partnership as National Park Month Commences

Tampa, FL (August 2,2021):  As National Park Month commences, newly outplanted mountainous star coral (Orbicella faveolata) are growing in Biscayne National Park (BNP). This important act of conservation is a direct result of a partnership between The Florida Aquarium and…

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