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Bank of America in Tampa Bay Accepts The Florida Aquarium 'Skip the Straw' Challenge

Bank of America in Tampa Bay partners with The Florida Aquarium to become the first financial institution to join the "Skip the Straw" challenge to make strides in reducing single-use plastics and plastics   The Florida Aquarium announced today that Bank of America in Tampa Bay has accepted The Florida Aquarium “ Skip the Straw Challenge ”, an initiative to reduce the use of plastic straws and single-use plastics.   Bank of America in Tampa Bay is... Read More
Posted by Brian Gallaher
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The Florida Aquarium Conducts a Huge Multi-Agency Conservation Mission in Florida Keys to Help Restore Florida's Reefs

The Florida Aquarium staff recently reached another milestone on conservation and research efforts to increase populations of staghorn coral , one of two of the most endangered species of coral, in the Florida Keys. Aquarium staff have dedicated thousands of field and laboratory hours to help give corals a chance not only to survive but to thrive in a challenging and changing environment. Earlier this month, The Florida Aquarium’s biologists and divers traveled to the Florida Keys... Read More
at Friday, Apr 19
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The Florida Aquarium Earns Prestigious AZA Accreditation

The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) announced today The Florida Aquarium in Tampa, Florida, was granted accreditation by AZA’s independent Accreditation Commission. “Less than 10% of animal facilities registered with USDA have achieved AZA-accreditation, so The Florida Aquarium is truly a leader in the profession,” said AZA President and CEO Dan Ashe. “AZA-accreditation signifies The Florida Aquarium’s active role in protecting our world’s... Read More
at Monday, Apr 15
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Food + Wine + Research and Conservation = SeaGrapes

Blue Planet lovers, philanthropists, movers, and shakers will be equally enchanted by the finned, furred, and whiskered guests of honor at SeaGrapes Wine and Food on Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 8-11 p.m. The 18th annual signature fundraising event, presented by Amalie Motor Oil, supports The Florida Aquarium’s vital research, conservation and education efforts in Tampa Bay and beyond. What makes this annual event unique is the incredible direct action programs it supports. You can... Read More
at Thursday, Apr 11
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Vote for The Florida Aquarium for USA Today 10Best Readers' Choice Awards

Cast your vote . The Florida Aquarium is in the running for USA Today's 10Best Readers' Choice Award for Best Aquarium in North America, and the Tampa Bay area can help us reach the #1 spot. The Florida Aquarium, along with 19 other accredited aquariums, has been nominated by a panel of experts for USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice 2019 Awards! The nominated aquariums are all accredited by the Association for Zoos and Aquariums , and represent the best in the U.S.... Read More
at Wednesday, Apr 10
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The Florida Aquarium Will Apply Coral Breeding Techniques to Disease-Affected Species to Replenish Diseased Reefs

On April 6, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation (FWC) Commission Chairman Robert Spottswood visited biologists and divers from The Florida Aquarium working at the Keys Marine Laboratory as they prepared to release over 3,000 staghorn coral offspring back into the waters of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Each one of these corals has a unique genetic makeup, originating from 20 different parents, and range in age from eight months to two years old.  ... Read More
at Tuesday, Apr 9
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Thousands Weigh in on a New Name for Loggerhead Sea Turtle

TAMPA, Fla.  – Last month, The Florida Aquarium and Florida Blue sought the public’s help in choosing a name for the star of the Aquarium’s Heart of the Sea exhibit, a juvenile male loggerhead sea turtle that was unable to be returned to the wild due to an injury. Hillsborough County elementary school students suggested names, and Floridians from across the state weighed in on their favorite.   After thousands of votes were cast, Loggerhead Sea Turtle #263 now... Read More
at Friday, Apr 5
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The Florida Aquarium Leads a Multi-Agency Effort of the Largest Genetically Diverse Coral Introduction in Florida's History

Beginning tomorrow and for the next week, The Florida Aquarium’s biologists and divers, in partnership with the Coral Restoration Foundation and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission , the University of Florida , Nova Southeastern University , and others will embark on an unprecedented conservation mission designed to help the Florida Reef Tract combat a rapidly spreading disease that can potentially put this animal at risk of extinction.   Over 3,000 unique... Read More
at Tuesday, Apr 2
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The Florida Aquarium Announces Moon Bay: A New Out-of-This-World Touch Experience Opening Early Summer 2019

TAMPA, Fla., Monday, April 1, 2019 – The Florida Aquarium will unveil an exciting new interactive experience, "Moon Bay," just in time for the 2019 summer season. The star of this touch experience, moon jellies, named for their translucent moon like circular bells, are sensational, mesmerizing and prehistoric. This unique experience – to gently interact with jellies -is only the fourth of its kind in the United States. Moon Bay will truly connect guests to these... Read More
at Monday, Apr 1
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Corporation to Develop Communities, Inc. Holds Sisterhood Summit for High School Students

I’m Happy, I’m Loved, I’m Thought Of, I’m Me That is a mantra young woman need to make their own. Believing in themselves is at the center of success in life, in school and their future career. The Corporation to Develop Communities of Tampa, Inc.’s leadership retreat for young women - Sisterhood Summit is designed to educate, empower, and equip girls to plan and prepare for a happy, healthy, and successful future. This year’s theme is “Full... Read More
at Wednesday, Mar 27
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