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Green Sea Turtle

August 26, 2020

Threatened Green Sea Turtle Makes New Home at Mississippi Aquarium

In 2016, The Florida Aquarium’s animal care team took in Banner, a threatened green sea turtle. After four years of rehabilitation and care, Banner has successfully made the 600-mile trek up the Gulf coast to his new home at Mississippi…

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Atlantic Pillar Coral

August 7, 2020

The Florida Aquarium Successfully Spawns Threatened Pillar Coral for the Second Year in a Row

For the second year in a row, scientists at The Florida Aquarium in Apollo Beach have successfully spawned threatened Atlantic pillar coral (Dendrogyra cylindrus) though lab-induced techniques. The scientific marvel occurred this week in a research laboratory as a part…

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Kini the Penguin

August 3, 2020

The Aquarium Welcomes New Penguin Resident

The Florida Aquarium is excited to announce its newest African penguin resident Kini who now calls the Aquarium home. Kini was hatched at The Audubon Aquarium of the Americas and is 7 years old. This makes her now the youngest…

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Building Exterior In Current

May 5, 2020

The Florida Aquarium to Reopen May 15

Aligned with the state’s phased approach and all public health directives, The Florida Aquarium announced today that it will reopen to the public on Friday, May 15th. The Aquarium will operate with strict limits on attendance and programming and is…

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Ridged Cactus Coral and Larvae Side by Side

April 22, 2020

The Florida Aquarium Makes History Again!

Scientists at The Florida Aquarium have again made history, this time becoming the first in the world to reproduce ridged cactus coral or Mycetophyllia lamarckiana in human care.  The breakthrough happened over several nights earlier this month at The Florida Aquarium’s Center…

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Aquarium Exterior

March 26, 2020

The Florida Aquarium Extends Temporary Public Closure

Today, The Florida Aquarium announced it will extend its temporary closure to the public through Sunday, May 10 to help minimize the effects and spread of COVID-19. The decision to extend its public closure was made voluntary by The Florida…

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Animal Rescue Team

March 19, 2020

Two Endangered Loggerhead Sea Turtles Released Back to the Wild after Intense Rehab at The Florida Aquarium

The Florida Aquarium’s Animal Response Team, supported by Florida Blue, offers a story of inspiration and hope in the wake of the ever-evolving situation around COVID-19. “Titan and Starbird,” two threatened loggerhead sea turtles, were released on the pristine sands of the Atlantic Ocean at Mary McLeod Bethune Beach Park…

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Museum Partnership

March 13, 2020

Tampa’s Top Cultural Attractions Respond to COVID-19

Based on the most current information from public health officials, and in support of community efforts to limit the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), The Glazer Children’s Museum, Tampa Museum of Art, Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), Henry B….

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Splash Back to the 90's

March 11, 2020

Make a Splash into 1995 with Extended Hours Event at The Florida Aquarium

Have you ever just wanted to bring back the 90s? Don’t worry! The Florida Aquarium is hosting a Splash Back to the 90s party with extended hours. Oh, snap! Join us for an evening full of slammin’ music performed by the Actual…

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Family at Splashpad

March 9, 2020

Waddle Over to The Florida Aquarium and Spend a Spring Break ‘Staycation’ with our Aquatic Superstars

Spring Break 2020 will be here soon, and now’s a great time to make plans for time with the kids. This year, skip the airport restroom lines and cross-country road trip meltdowns and take your family on a spring break staycation in…

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