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Thousands of tiny offspring float upwards from an Elkhorn coral colony protected at The Florida Aquarium laboratories. SOURCE: The Florida Aquarium

September 13, 2022


Tampa, FL (September 13, 2022): For the first time anywhere, scientists at The Florida Aquarium have successfully nurtured multiple threatened elkhorn coral fragments to begin spawning in a controlled environment. The discovery offers hope that the vital technique can be…

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August 16, 2022

$40M Expansion Announced by The Florida Aquarium

Tampa, FL (August 16, 2022): The Florida Aquarium announced today a $40-million expansion plan that will include several exciting new exhibits; most notably a grand outdoor sea lion habitat. The project, which has three phases, will begin in January of…

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Lowe's Hometowns Projects

June 30, 2022

Florida Aquarium Recognized As 2022 Lowe’s Hometowns Community Impact Recipient

Tampa, FL (June 30, 2022): The Florida Aquarium has been awarded a $210,000 grant as part of Lowe’s Hometowns, an initiative that is helping to restore and revitalize spaces that serve as the hubs and heartbeats of communities. This year…

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June 27, 2022

Florida Aquarium To Host Extended Hours Fridays This Summer

Tampa, FL (June 27, 2022): This summer, The Florida Aquarium will host extended hours on Friday evenings. Open until 8pm on Fridays between July 1 and August 5, the Aquarium’s Aqua Nights will feature live entertainment, food trucks and other…

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June 15, 2022

RAPTORS! SOARS INTO THE FLORIDA AQUARIUM THIS FATHER’S DAY: New Up-Close Birds of Prey Experience Set for Summer-Long Run

Tampa, FL (June 14, 2022): On Father’s Day, visit The Florida Aquarium to be among the first to experience Raptors! – an exciting new interactive and educational experience featuring birds of prey from around the world. With birds that include…

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June 7, 2022

Corals Raised At The Florida Aquarium Outplanted In Keys

Tampa, FL (June 7, 2022): Recently, The Florida Aquarium relocated 560 corals at an offshore reef site near Long Key, Florida as their team of coral scientists work tirelessly in the race to restore Florida’s Coral Reef. Including four species…

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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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