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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…

Shark Eyes

Happy shark week everyone!! Sharks are a beautiful sight to behold but can they see how beautiful the world around them is? In studies of sharks eyes it was found that most sharks have excellent vision and have both rods and cones in their eyes like us. Rods enable them to see light and dark…

Cool Shark Adaptations!

Happy shark week everyone!! Let’s celebrate sharks and their cool adaptations. For example, did you know that some sharks can’t throw up? Instead they spit their whole stomachs out, shake it out, and put it back inside their bodies. They can also do this on the opposite end. If they eat something with too many…

Biofluorescence Sharks!

Happy shark week everyone!! Sharks may be the light of my life but they also can light up the ocean. There are actually species sharks that exhibit biofluorescence which means they glow!! They are able to glow green because of proteins in its skin that are activated by blue light. Now why glow? One reason…

A Great Set of Choppers

Happy shark week everyone!! Everyone knows that sharks have a great set of choppers but did you know that they can lose up 35,000 teeth in their lifetime and that not all shark teeth are the same? There are four main types of shark teeth: 1. Dense flattened teeth used for crushing open bivalves and…

Hammer Time!

Happy shark week everyone!! Now stop it’s Hammer Time. Let’s not lie, these sharks are impressive looking animals because of those funny shaped heads. But why have that shaped head? Well there’s two reasons why. 1. Their head is filled with sensory organs that detect electrical pulses that coming from the muscle movements of another…

Sea Lion Vibrissae Study

Recently, all five South American Sea Lions at Coral World had the opportunity to participate in a study conducted by the Marine Science Center in Rostock, Germany. The study helped to gather data on species-specific characteristics of Pinniped vibrissae. Vibrissae, otherwise known as whiskers, are extremely sensitive and work like receptors to pick up on…

CORAL WORLD ANNOUNCES NEW ARRIVALS

    Contact: Lee Kellar, General Curator                                                        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Phone:     (340) 775-1555 x 222 Email:        [email protected]     CORAL WORLD ANNOUNCES NEW ARRIVALS   Coral World Ocean Park is happy to announce the arrival of two new South American sea lions.  Freddie, a 620lb, 6 year-old male, and Rose, a petite 250lb, 14 year-old…

Host Your Next Event at Coral World Ocean Park in St. Thomas

Looking to host a large corporate retreat, a dream destination wedding, or your child’s next birthday party? Consider Coral World Ocean Park in the US Virgin Islands. With beautiful marine gardens, an underwater observatory tower, and the gorgeous event backdrop that can only be found in St. Thomas, it is no wonder why the park…

Earth Day 2016 Coki Point & Water Bay Cleanup

Thanks to everyone for helping out with our Earth Day 2016 Cleanup! Coral World Coki Dive Center UVI VIMAS Margaritaville CORE STAR Blue Flag Smith Bay Community Action Foundation Virgin Island Conservations Society

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