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First Turtles Arrive for Care at The Florida Aquarium’s Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Center

Tampa, FL  – Eight turtles arrived this evening for rehabilitation at The Florida Aquarium’s new $4.1 million Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Center in Apollo Beach.  These are the first turtles to be cared for at the facility since it opened last month.   The turtles, which included 7 green and one loggerhead, arrived from Volusia County.  The turtles are all in stable condition.  The seven green turtles were all cold stunned and recently rescued on the... Read More
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The Florida Aquarium supports Federal Workers during government shutdown

Free admission for government workers + 3 family members UPDATE: With the government set to re-open, The Florida Aquarium continues to recognize the hardship the shutdown created for affected families in Tampa Bay and beyond. Therefore, the Aquarium extends their support and the offer of free admission for federal employees affected by the shutdown. Federal employees and up to three family members will be given free admission until February 15, 2019. Tampa, FL... Read More
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The Florida Aquarium opens $4 million Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Center

Care Center has one of the State’s deepest turtle-exclusive dive pools   Tampa, FL  – The Florida Aquarium officially opened its $4.1 million Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Center in Apollo Beach today. The two story, 19,000-square-foot center features five different rehabilitation pools including one of the state’s deepest turtle-exclusive dive pool with observation window. “We rescue sea turtles from around Florida and beyond, but during winter... Read More
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The Florida Aquarium encourages people to recycle their Gasparilla Beads

Discounted and Free admission offered as part of Aquarium’s “Keep the Beads Out of the Bay” promotion   Tampa, FL  – The Florida Aquarium is encouraging people going to Gasparilla parades this year to protect the environment and recycle their beads.  “Beads that end up in the bay can be harmful to the environment and the marine life that call the bay home,” said The Florida Aquarium President and CEO Roger... Read More
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Tampa International Airport Accepts The Florida Aquarium "Skip the Straw" Challenge

Tampa, FL. , - The Florida Aquarium announced today that Tampa International Airport has accepted The Florida Aquarium “Skip the Straw Challenge”, an effort to reduce the use of plastic straws and single-use plastics. Tampa International Airport will now serve plastic straws only on demand at their full-service restaurants and have eliminated plastic straws completely from their staff cafeteria.   We accept the #SkipTheStraw Challenge from the @floridaaquarium !... Read More
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Sparkman Wharf Accepts The Florida Aquarium “Skip the Straw” Challenge

Tampa, FL. , - The Florida Aquarium announced today that Sparkman Wharf has accepted The Florida Aquarium “Skip the Straw" Challenge, an effort to reduce the use of plastic straws and single-use plastics. Sparkman Wharf is now a plastic straw free venue with the exception of straws for milkshakes. Almost 9 million U.S. tons of plastic enters the ocean from land every year. At its current pace, the volume of plastic flowing from land to sea is expected to double by 2025. ... Read More
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Girl Scouts of West Central Florida Accepts The Florida Aquarium “Skip the Straw Challenge”

Tampa, FL., - The Florida Aquarium announced today that the Girl Scouts of West Central Florida (GSWCF) has accepted The Florida Aquarium “Skip the Straw” challenge, an effort to reduce the use of plastic straws and single-use plastics. The Florida Aquarium and the Girl Scouts of West Central Florida also announced the intent to create a Girl Scout challenge patch centered around environmental and wildlife conservation. Almost 9 million U.S. tons of plastic enters the ocean from... Read More
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Florida Aquarium Launches 'Skip the Straw' Challenge

Tampa, FL. , - The Florida Aquarium today hosted a campaign kickoff for the “Skip the Straw" Challenge bringing together government officials, business and community leaders, restauranteurs, and regional leaders in sports and entertainment in an effort to reduce the use of plastic straws and single-use plastics. Almost 9 million U.S. tons of plastic enters the ocean from land every year. At its current pace, the volume of plastic flowing from land to sea is expected to double... Read More
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The Florida Aquarium's Marine Rescue and Rehab Efforts Expanding, Florida Blue Grant to Support Healthy Marine Ecosystems

Tampa, FL – The Florida Aquarium will be able to expand its animal rescue and rehabilitation efforts thanks to a grant from Florida Blue. The grant will support The Florida Aquarium’s Animal Response Team, which focuses on protecting and restoring endangered marine life to create a healthier, natural environment and healthy planet. “Our mission is to help people and communities achieve better health, and a healthy environment and ecosystem are essential to the overall... Read More
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The Florida Aquarium Renews Historic Partnership with Cuba to Protect Coral Reefs

Tampa, FL  – The Florida Aquarium has signed another historic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Acuario Nacional de Cuba (National Aquarium of Cuba) which focuses on coral reef protection and restoration.  The partnership, which started in 2015, is the only official agreement between the Acuario Nacional de Cuba and any aquarium or AZA (Association of Zoos and Aquariums) institute in the United States.   The ratification of the MOU was signed this week in... Read More
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