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MEET DYLAN GOETZ

Hi. My name is Dylan Goetz and I am from Augusta, Georgia. I studied biology at the University of Georgia. GO DAWGS! I moved to St. Thomas in September 2018 from St. Augustine, Florida, to help start the dolphin program here at Coral World. I’m very excited about the opportunity to work in the beautiful…

Meet Matt Tartaglio

Meet Matt Tartaglio, General Assistant Curator My name is Matt Tartaglio and I am from Pennsylvania, just outside of Philadelphia. I grew up and went to school in Malvern and attended Millersville University. I graduated with a Major in Fine Art with an emphasis on stone lithography, printmaking and graphics. I have two younger brothers…

Meet Jacqueline in our Accounts Payable Department.

1. What is your name and where are you from? Jacqueline Joseph 2. How did you end up working at Coral World ? I was looking for a cashier job and came across a job ad in the Daily News paper 3. What is your favorite job to do at work? Accounting Duties – Payroll/ Payables –…

Ryan Firment

Meet the Coral World Team   What is your name and where are you from ? My name is Ryan Firment. I am from Amherst, Ohio (near Cleveland). I graduated from Amherst Steele High School in 2011. I then attended Bowling Green State University and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science with a specialization in…

Coral World Sea Lion Team Update

Rosey Omar Remo and Romulo 2017 has been an especially interesting year at Coral World, and this brief end-of-year update will attempt to summarize all of the excitement (both good and bad) that our sea lion family has endured over the past year. Our animal training team is thriving!  Coral World was excited to welcome…

Health Beat: Vet Tech Treats Residents and Visitors at Coral World

In her eight years as a veterinarian technician at Coral World Marine Park, Erica Palmer has treated almost every kind of animal that swims or flies by the island of St. Thomas, as well as a bevy of land-based inhabitants. This spring she finally had the opportunity to help out a couple of frigates, one…

Juvenile Frigate Seabird Mira Rehabilitated & Released

Mira, a juvenile frigate seabird, was found March 7th on a St Thomas beach. Unable to fly, her right wing had been damaged and was dropping badly. The Coral World rescue team got the call and went out to assess the bird’s needs. They took her for X-rays that revealed no fracture, but a significant…

Earth Day 2015

On Saturday April 25th, 2015, Coral World Ocean Park, Coki Dive Center, Margaritaville Vacation club,  STAR Network, Smith Bay community Action Foundation, Blue Flag USVI, CORE, EAST and other volunteers all came out to cleanup Coki Point and Water Bay in celebration of Earth Day 2015. Dozens of volunteers hiked up and down Coki Point…

Frigate Rehab with Erica #awesomeericavi

“Its physical therapy time in the rehab department! Mira is an adult female frigate bird that is recovering from a wing injury. Her wing was not broken, but the muscles and tendons take time to heal. After being bandaged for several weeks, Mira is now being encouraged to stretch her wings, and use them for…

3 Volunteers Share Their Thoughts on a Summer at Coral World

Aquarium Volunteer Experiences Though I’ve only been to Coral World at least two times, my last experience there was awesome. I came in with my Marine Biology class, as a class trip and I was so amped. Why? Well mainly because over the years since my last visit at Coral World, my interest in marine…

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