The Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Inc (CMA) is dedicated to public education, research, animal assisted therapy and the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of sick or injured animals. CMA is a Florida non-profit organization, which has tax-exempt status under IRC 501(c)(3).
Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) is involved with a number of marine science research initiatives, environmental conservation and public education. Programs are available for virtually every age group.
CMA provides a home for many animals rescued and rehabilitated by our stranding response team, which is one of the nation's most successful. Although many of these injured or sick animals are subsequently released, some have become permanent CMA residents due to the extent of their injuries or permanent disabilities. Some CMA's resident animals include Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, several species of sea turtle, North American river otters, brown pelicans.