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6/1/2020 Member News

Dolphin-ately Something To Talk About

Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) is excited to announce it has been selected by National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to be the forever home to a new rescued male dolphin. The new dolphin will provide a companion for CMA rescued resident Nicholas, another male Atlantic bottlenose dolphin.

In July 2019, the Atlantic bottlenose dolphin stranded in shallow waters off Fiesta Key, Fla. When he was rescued, the dolphin was weak and was found to have severe pneumonia. After several weeks of treatment, the dolphin’s health improved but further testing indicated he had hearing loss. Due to his ongoing health issues and hearing loss, NMFS ultimately determined the dolphin was not a candidate for release.


We’re especially excited to invite our guests to help us in welcoming him and naming him. If you’d like to participate, submit your name suggestion here. To encourage guests to come see him, we are extending our Florida resident reopening special until June 7 (available to our concierge through our partner site or online).  Remind your guests to book their tickets before arriving.