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Fifth Third Bank Matches $20,000 in Donations to The Florida Aquarium

Tampa, FL. August 16, 2018  - At The Florida Aquarium's Board of Directors meeting today, Fifth Third Bank Tampa Bay City President Jim Weiss presented Aquarium President and CEO Roger Germann with a check to match $20,000 of donations received for the Aquarium’s spring fundraising appeal. In April, The Florida Aquarium announced that Fifth Third Bank would generously match up to $20,000 in donations to the Aquarium’s spring fundraising appeal, and the full match... Read More
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Scientists Return from a Mission to Save Coral Reefs in the Florida Keys

Tampa, Fl. August 9, 2018  - A team of Florida Aquarium scientists and divers just returned after spending 15 days in the Florida Keys for a coral spawn. The team collected 150,000 coral gametes (coral eggs and sperm) during the coral spawn that only happens once a year after a full moon. The team fertilized the eggs and then released thousands back into the wild. The remaining fertilized eggs, or embryos, are being distributed to The Florida Aquarium Center for Conservation, Georgia... Read More
at Thursday, Aug 9
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Margo Wolanin Named Chief Development Officer at The Florida Aquarium

The Florida Aquarium is excited to announce the appointment of Margo J. Wolanin to the position of Chief Development Officer. Wolanin brings a wealth of fundraising and capital campaign experience, as well as a proven track record of developing and leading teams to achieve organizational success.   “We are excited to have an executive with Margo’s fundraising expertise and relationship-building and leadership experience to strategically lead our philanthropic efforts that... Read More
at Tuesday, Jul 17
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The Florida Aquarium Presents: SharkCon 2018

SharkCon’s fifth year kicks off on Shark Appreciation Day, July 14, and do we have an amazing celebration in store for you! We’re back and bigger and better than ever, but one thing remains the same: our commitment to shark and ocean education and conservation, delivered to you in a “comic con” atmosphere of fun and excitement! With presentations from shark experts and shark film celebrity guests, kids’ activities, educational exhibits, and water sports... Read More
at Monday, Jul 9
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The Florida Aquarium Proudly Announces Museums on Us Partnership with Bank of America

The Florida Aquarium is proud to participate in the Museums on Us® program, sponsored by Bank of America, which provides cardholders free access to some of the nation’s finest arts, cultural and educational institutions during the first full weekend of every month.  “Our collaboration with Bank of America provides their cardholders with wonderful opportunities to connect with the rich plant and animal life unique to Florida and our blue planet,” said Roger... Read More
at Friday, Jul 6
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Storks 4-D Experience® now delivering family fun to The Florida Aquarium's 4-D Theater

Endless laughs, exciting plot twists and delightful baby giggles are flying into The Florida Aquarium’s 4D Theater today with the all-new Storks 4D Experience®! Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, this blockbuster film is guaranteed to deliver an experience like no other. The blockbuster hit featuring all-star voice talent from Andy Samberg, Jennifer Aniston and Ty Burrell has been transformed into a 13-minute 4D Experience® with colorful, popping 3D and special effects. ... Read More
at Thursday, May 24
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One coral species is on the brink of local extinction, what coral experts are doing to preserve it

The Florida Aquarium’s coral experts returned from a coral health assessment trip in the Florida Keys last month with devastating news – Florida’s pillar coral, a threatened coral species, is on the brink of local extinction. But, not all hope is lost. Coral experts from The Florida Aquarium and other partners are actively working to protect and preserve this coral species.   On the trip coordinated by coral biologist Karen Neely of Nova Southeastern University (NSU),... Read More
at Wednesday, May 9
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The Florida Aquarium Voted One of Top Three Aquariums in North America

The Florida Aquarium is excited to announce being voted third in the nationwide USA Today 10Best Readers' Choice Awards for Best Aquarium!  The Florida Aquarium, accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and 19 other aquariums were nominated by a panel of experts to represent the best aquariums in North America recognized for their fun and educational setting , high quality exhibits and visitor interactions, and the vital role they play in animal conservation ... Read More
at Friday, May 4
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The Florida Aquarium Provides Medical Supplies After Nearly 11,000 Endangered Tortoises Confiscated from a Home in Madagascar

Today, critical medical supplies from The Florida Aquarium are on their way to Madagascar to treat thousands of tortoises that were confiscated from a single residence in the city of Toliara in Madagascar.   On April 10, the Turtle Survival Alliance, a global partnership of individuals, zoos, aquariums, biologists and researchers who have joined together to help conserve threatened and endangered tortoise and turtle species, confiscated 10,976 critically endangered radiated tortoises... Read More
at Thursday, May 3
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The Florida Aquarium Seeking Community Support to Ramp Up Sea Turtle Rescue and Education Efforts

Donate now and double your impact with a financial gift to be matched through May 31 by Fifth Third Bank. The Florida Aquarium works to maintain healthy sea turtle populations, with an emphasis on critical care and reintroduction back into natural habitats. To increase its ability to rescue, rehab and release these endangered species back into the ocean and to educate the public about the importance of these animals, The Florida Aquarium is asking its neighbors for help in a new sea... Read More
at Tuesday, May 1
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