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The Florida Aquarium Officially Launches Washed Ashore –Art to Save the Sea

Tampa, Fla.  –  On exhibit for the first time in the Tampa Bay region, The Florida Aquarium presents “Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea” from February 29 through the end of August. This unique exhibit educates about the negative and devastating effects of plastic pollution and aims to spark positive changes in consumer habits. This aesthetically compelling art installation is built entirely from plastics found in oceans and waterways around the world.  ... Read More
at Saturday, February 29, 2020
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The Florida Aquarium and Green Gasparilla Dive in for 3rd Annual Post Gasparilla Diver Cleanup

Tampa, Fla.  –  To help launch this year’s post-Gasparilla Diver cleanup, The Florida Aquarium, Green Gasparilla, Calypso Dive and NAUI divers did their part in keeping our shorelines healthy by diving into the waters around Davis Islands for an underwater cleanup. Over 20 divers donned their wetsuits and air tanks on Saturday to remove beads from Tampa Bay following the annual Gasparilla celebration in Tampa. The Aquarium and partners... Read More
at Saturday, February 15, 2020
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The Florida Aquarium’s Rehab Center Takes in Cold-stunned Endangered Sea Turtles

Tampa, FL  – Several sea turtles arrived yesterday for rehabilitation at The Florida Aquarium’s $4.1 million Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Center at the Center for Conservation in Apollo Beach. This is the second group of turtles from the state’s east coast to be cared for at the facility since it opened last January 2019. The Florida Aquarium’s Animal Response Team, supported by Florida Blue, picked up the sea turtles in Orlando and transported them to the... Read More
at Monday, February 3, 2020
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Celebrate 25 Years of The Florida Aquarium With Its First-Ever 21+ Sleepover Event

Tampa, Fla. – Have you ever wanted to sleep with the fishes? Look no further! The Florida Aquarium is hosting a Leap with the Fishes adults-only sleepover .   Join us for a night full of unique experiences and fascinating programming all after dark at the Aquarium without any kids around. Adults take over the Aquarium for this 21+ event featuring animal experiences, music, delicious bites, drinks from the bar , and more.     The for... Read More
at Thursday, January 30, 2020
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The Florida Aquarium Encourages an Eco-Friendly Gasparilla

Tampa, Fla.  –  The Florida Aquarium encourages you to  celebrate Gasparilla in an eco-friendly way  this year!  Starting January 19, (the day following the Gasparilla Children's Parade) through February 2, bring 10 pounds of beads to the Aquarium to receive a  $10 discount off admission. 20 pounds of beads  garners a $20 discount. Those who bring in 30 pounds or more will get free admission.... Read More
at Thursday, January 23, 2020
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WWE Superstar Titus O’Neil and The Florida Aquarium Announce $51,608 Donation to Australia Zoo

Tampa, Fla. –  The Florida Aquarium and Thaddeus Bullard, aka WWE Superstar Titus O’Neil announce a $51,608 donation to the Australia Zoo to support their efforts to save wildlife affected by the bushfires in Australia. The Florida Aquarium President and CEO Roger Germann and Titus partnered together to raise critical funds this past Saturday, January 11. Net proceeds from every general ticket sold – as well any donation designated through... Read More
at Wednesday, January 22, 2020
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The Florida Aquarium Celebrates Their 25th Anniversary with Major Announcements

Tampa, Fla. – The Florida Aquarium announced 14-months of infrastructure expansion, exhibit enhancement, and fun, engaging onsite and community events to celebrate 25 years. The Florida Aquarium opened its doors on March 31, 1995, in what was then a mostly undeveloped Channel District. Since then, The Florida Aquarium has grown with the area, becoming a bedrock attraction in the Tampa Bay community and a conservation leader in the world. In recognition of its past... Read More
at Thursday, January 16, 2020
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WWE Superstar Titus O’Neil Teams Up With The Florida Aquarium to Raise Funds for Australia Bushfire Rescue Efforts

Tampa, Fla. – Thaddeus Bullard, aka WWE Superstar Titus O’Neil, is partnering with The Florida Aquarium on a worldwide scale in order to save wildlife affected by the bushfires in Australia. The Florida Aquarium President and CEO Roger Germann and Titus are coming together to raise critical funds this Saturday, January 11th. Net proceeds from every general ticket sold – as well any donation designated through the Aquarium’s online donation site ( www.flaquarium.org... Read More
at Thursday, January 9, 2020
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Endangered Green Sea Turtle Amputee, “Endor” Released by The Florida Aquarium

Tampa, Fla. –  The Florida Aquarium shares an inspirational story of sea turtle resilience. Today, the Aquarium’s Animal Response Team, supported by Florida Blue, released Endor, a juvenile green sea turtle amputee at Wilbur by the Sea.  Endor arrived at The Florida Aquarium’s Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Center in Apollo Beach on April 1, 2019, from Volusia County. The turtle was found suffering from cold-stunning, which is when sea turtles... Read More
at Wednesday, January 8, 2020
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The Florida Aquarium Names Debborah Luke, PhD Senior Vice President of Conservation

Former Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) Exec Brings more than Two Decades Conservation Experience  Tampa, Fla. – The Florida Aquarium announced today that Dr. Debborah Luke, an internationally recognized leader with over 25 years of marine and environmental conservation leadership experience, has joined its executive team as Senior Vice President of Conservation. In this role, Debi will be expanding the Aquarium’s dedication to understanding... Read More
at Monday, January 6, 2020
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