Clearwater Marine Aquarium
Learn about the marine life of the Gulf of Mexico at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. This site in the City of Clearwater is a rescue and rehabilitation facility. The aquarium takes care of injured marine animals and restores them to health. Many of these animals are permanent residents who have significant injuries that keep them from being released back into the wild. They are taken care of here and studied to help people learn more about these impressive creatures.
See the many dolphins who call the aquarium home. Watch as they swim in perfectly prepared habitats that are similar to their native lands. The dolphins include ones that have been treated with prosthetics to help them swim properly.
Watch for the great white pelicans at the aquarium. These are the only mammals that are not native to the Clearwater, FL area. See how well they interact with marine life and how they feed with their noticeably large beaks.
Look for the sharks, stingrays, sea turtles and many other marine mammals that call the aquarium home. These include many that were injured after being hit by boats or other vehicles. Learn how the aquarium in Clearwater, Florida helps to restore and rehabilitate these marine mammals.