Outreach and Education

When freshwater meets seawater

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Sea Lion Vibrissae Study

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Sea Turtle Enrichment

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Coral World enrichmentHere at Coral World Ocean Park we use animal enrichment to help stimulate the animals that we care for and simulate real world situations for them to interact with. Melissa Sheffer, a former Coral World intern with the Aquarium Department, worked on a research project this…

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Juvenile Frigate Seabird Mira Rehabilitated & Released

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Frigate Rehab with Erica #awesomeericavi

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Coral World Happy 4“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…

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Zooxanthellae and Corals

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Corals are colonies of tiny animals that live in warm, shallow waters. Over thousands of years, coral colonies grow and form coral reefs. However, the animals cannot do this alone. They need the help of zooxanthellae. coral world rosecoralZooxanthellae are single-celled algae that live in the coral’s tissues….

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WTJX Invites You to the Screening Premier of EARTH A New Wild

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Coral World Serves as a Rehab Center for Sick or Injured Turtles

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Coral World serves as a rehabilitation center for injured or sick turtles and even struggling hatchlings that have not found their way out to sea and the safety of mats of Sargassum seaweed. Each year, Coral World helps dozens of hatchlings reach a safer environment. When tiny hatchling turtles are washed ashore, people often contact…

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Shark Conservation & Education

Outreach and EducationSharks

By researching local shark populations it makes it possible to find out where they are moving, and in some cases how fast they are moving. coral world apex sharkFor most people, the cry “Shark” puts fear into their hearts yet sharks have far more to fear from humans….

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Importance of the Long Spine Black Urchin

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Divers and beachgoers alike have long lamented over the nuisance of sea urchins. coral world urchinTheir long, skin-piercing spines can cause great discomfort if stepped on or touched, and their spiky appearance makes them seem pretty uninviting. They may seem scary and troublesome, don’t let their reputation fool…

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