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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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Three boys stand in front of recycled art piece

June 24, 2021

Local Students Turn Trash Into Treasure

Tampa, FL (June 24, 2021): The Florida Aquarium is proud to announce the opening of A Lasting Legacy in Tampa Bay: Conservation Inspiration through Art, a temporary student art exhibition. The exhibition brings full-circle the events held in January including Dive 55, a…

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Florida Aquarium Opens Rooftop Terrace.

June 11, 2021

Florida Aquarium & TECO Celebrate Solar in Honor of World Ocean Month

Tampa, FL (June 11, 2021): In honor of World Ocean Month, The Florida Aquarium and Tampa Electric welcomed nearly 40 campers from Mission Tampa Bay, to The Florida Aquarium’s new 6,000 square-foot Rooftop Terrace, to highlight the importance of solar…

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Veterinarian at The Florida Aquarium Center for Conservation performs an exam on a rescued sea turtle.

March 25, 2021

Florida Aquarium Rallies for Endangered Sea Turtles Amid Mounting Need

It was a record-setting event for The Florida Aquarium when the team of animal care professionals admitted 17 sea turtles to the Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Center at the Center for Conservation campus in Apollo Beach, FL. A large cold-stun event…

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Two girls in winter gear hold a snowball

December 16, 2020

The Florida Aquarium Brings Back Snow Days With a New Twist

Tampa, Fla. – The Florida Aquarium is safely bringing back one of Tampa Bay’s most popular Holiday traditions, Snow Days, with new and safe ways to play. From December 26-31st, guests can engage in a snowball-throwing contest on the Aquarium’s…

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