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The Florida Aquarium Becomes First Organization in History to Induce Spawning of Atlantic Coral; A New Hope to Save Florida’s Reefs

Apollo Beach, FL – For the first time ever, endangered Atlantic pillar coral have spawned through lab-induced techniques. The scientific breakthrough occurred this week in a researc h laboratory at The Florida Aquarium’s Center for Conservation in Apollo Beach as part of Project Coral . Scientists believe the historic breakthrough could ultimately help save corals in the Florida Reef Tract from extinction.  This conservation effort enables coral sexual... Read More
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Yoga with the Fishes at The Florida Aquarium

Start your day off with a gentle flow as sand tiger sharks, tropical fish, stingrays, and a sea turtle swim past you. Spend your Sunday morning with the serenity of the sea at The Florida Aquarium before it opens its doors to the general public. The Florida Aquarium and Pose by Pose Yoga have teamed up to bring early-morning yoga to downtown Tampa on special days. The first Flow with the Fishes yoga session takes place Sunday, August 25 at 8:00 a.m., at the Aquarium.   All levels... Read More
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The Florida Aquarium's Animal Response Team Returns Four Rehabilitated Sea Turtles Back to the Ocean

Today, The Florida Aquarium’s Animal Response Team, supported by Florida Blue , returned Jupiter, a sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle, and three juvenile green sea turtles (Canaveral, Enterprise, and Satellite) back into the Atlantic Ocean at Gamble Rogers Memorial State Park on Flagler Beach in Flagler County. The release of these four rehabilitated sea turtles was made possible through the Aquarium’s ongoing partnership with Florida Blue as well as the direct support of... Read More
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The Florida Aquarium Names Grant Martin as Vice President of Development

The Florida Aquarium is pleased to announce Grant Martin as its new Vice President of Development. Martin previously served as the Vice President Capital Campaign at the Tampa Bay History Center. This announcement comes as The Florida Aquarium experiences increased visibility in their conservation efforts and business growth. Coral research and restoration in the Florida Reef Track and the opening of a state-of-the-art Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Center have put the Aquarium at the forefront... Read More
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Sea Life, Fireworks, and Fun at The Florida Aquarium’s All-American Celebration and Extended Hours

Don’t be left out of Tampa’s Biggest Fish of July Celebration at The Florida Aquarium with Indoor and Outdoor Fun, Fireworks and over 14,000 Sea Creatures!   Join us for Independence Day at The Florida Aquarium! Celebrate with fishes, flags and fireworks and get a “fish-eye” view of all the downtown Tampa excitement. The Aquarium will be open for its regular hours of 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. during Fourth of July and will keep the fun going after-hours to... Read More
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Sips under the Sea: Eat, Drink & Chill

If you’re looking for a unique date night experience, then look no further. Sips Under the Sea is the place to be on Friday, July 26, 2019. It’s not your average “adult-night” at a local attraction. It’s a sofishticated way to spend your Friday night! Dress up in your sophisticated summer attire and enjoy a relaxing experience in downtown Tampa.   Sips Under the Sea is an exclusive cocktail party for adults 21+ to enjoy The Florida Aquarium after... Read More
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Celebrate the Fish of July at The Florida Aquarium with an All American Celebration and Extended Hours

Families will be able to witness the ambiance of the Aquarium at night and get a fish-eye view onboard our Bay Spirit II (for an additional cost) and experience downtown Tampa's fireworks display from the decks of The Florida Aquarium's 72-foot double deck catamaran. View fireworks without the crowds from a unique vantage point: aboard the Bay Spirit II! This special cruise departs The Florida Aquarium at 7:30 p.m. and returns to the dock after the show is over around 10:00 p.m. ... Read More
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The Florida Aquarium Celebrates World Sea Turtle Day, Sharing Behind the Scenes Care of Endangered Turtles

Today is World Sea Turtle Day, a day to celebrate one of our ocean’s most spectacular and significant species. The Florida Aquarium celebrates and helps save this species every day by actively rescuing, rehabilitating and returning many of these endangered marine animals to the ocean every year.   One such patient is Jupiter, a 75lb. sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle, who was rescued and brought to The Florida Aquarium’s Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Center in February.... Read More
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The wait is over: The Florida Aquarium Opens New Mesmerizing Moon Jellies Touch Experience on World Oceans Day

After the April Fools’ Day announcement that a moon jellies interactive touch experience was coming to The Florida Aquarium, the wait is finally over—it’s no joke. Starting today, you can reach out and touch nature with a two-finger touch on the bell of moon jellies.   The new Moon Bay exhibit’s grand opening on World Oceans Day is one of four places in the nation with this unique, family-friendly experience. Moon Bay allows for a close encounter with a... Read More
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The Florida Aquarium Honors Our Military this Memorial Day

TAMPA, Fla., – This Memorial Day Weekend and every day, The Florida Aquarium remembers the fallen and thanks all military members and veterans for protecting and serving our country. Join us Memorial Day Weekend, Friday, May 24 – Monday, May 27, 2019, with amazing animals and plants that call the Aquarium home. The Aquarium is open every day: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm. During this upcoming holiday weekend, sponsored by Outback Steakhouse, all active duty, veteran, retired or... Read More
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