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Sea Lion Participate in Blood Draw

At Coral World, our sea lions participate in their own health care. One of the most important health-related, or “husbandry,” behaviors they perform is a voluntary blood draw. Drawing blood is extremely beneficial to the sea lions’ veterinary staff, just as it is to any person’s doctor. By analyzing an animal’s blood, trainers can proactively…

Seagrass in the USVI

Did you know that seagrass beds are an essential part of marine ecosystems? Seagrass is a marine flowering plant found in coastal waters throughout the globe. It provides crucial habitats for the development of juvenile organisms such as fish and lobster. Seagrass beds are also the primary food source of green sea turtles native to…