The Gulfarium C.A.R.E. Center has been awarded a grant for $12,989.20 from the Florida Sea Turtle Grants Program. The C.A.R.E Center received the grant to help with the purchase of seven AquaCal water chillers for their rehabilitation habitats.
The Gulfarium C.A.R.E. Center has been awarded a grant for $20,306.25 from the Florida Sea Turtle Grants Program. The C.A.R.E Center received the grant to help purchase a new digital radiograph (DR) x-ray machine.
The staff at Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park determined Monday that the newest and ninth addition to its California sea lion community is a healthy girl, weighing 16.5 pounds. The unnamed sea lion pup was born Friday, but staff gave the pup and her mother, Tabby, space and time to nurse and bond before weighing her and determining the gender. "What made Friday even more special was that Tabby turned 8 that day, meaning she and her pup will share a June 25 birthday", said Bryan Martin, one of the Gulfarium's directors of animal management. “We're really, really grateful for [...]
The Gulfarium's C.A.R.E. Center successfully released six rehabilitated sea turtles on Thursday morning, June 24, 2021 at Henderson Beach State Park in Destin. It was a beautiful morning as the Gulfarium C.A.R.E. Center released some of it's recent sea turtle patients. It was the first public-invited release in over a year due to COVID-19, "We were delighted to conduct our first public sea turtle release since the pandemic began. We had several releases during 2020 but to be able to finally have large crowds experience these events since 2019 was exciting for all" states Patrick Berry, Director of the [...]
The Gulfarium's C.A.R.E. Center successfully released four rehabilitated sea turtles on Thursday morning, May 27th, 2021 at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park off of West County Highway 30A. It was a beautiful morning as the Gulfarium C.A.R.E. Center released some of it's recent patients. "It is always so rewarding when we release the sea turtles back into the Gulf," states Will Merrill, President of the Gulfarium. "All species of sea turtle are endangered so we are passionate about doing everything we can to help these animals. We have now entered sea turtle nesting season so we expect we will [...]
The Gulfarium C.A.R.E. Center in Northwest Florida released eight Kemp’s ridley sea turtles into the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday, February 25th, 2021. The sea turtles arrived at the C.A.R.E. Center on Monday, December 14th, 2020 after being stranded off the coast of New England during a mass cold-stun event. The turtles were released in Cape San Blas, as required by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). Cold stunning occurs when a sea turtle is exposed to cold water for an extended period of time. This exposure causes their heartrate to decrease, resulting in the turtle becoming lethargic and [...]