Last week, members of the SeaWorld Orlando Rescue Team and the Clearwater Marine Aquarium assisted in the rescue of an 290 pound adult melon-headed whale in Clearwater Beach.
The teams were called to assist by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) after getting a call about this animal being on the beach. Upon conferring with NOAA Fisheries after assessing the animal, the decision was made to transport the animal to SeaWorld Orlando for rehabilitation.
This weekend, Clearwater Marine Aquarium is hosting a special Florida Birds of Prey event, Saturday, January 13 through Monday, January 15, 2018.
This unique opportunity will feature a special live exhibit of rescued Florida raptors. Boyd Hill Nature Park, The Narrows at George C. McGough Nature Park, Owl’s Nest, Wild Raptor Sanctuary at Moccasin Lake Nature Park, Tampa Bay Raptor Rescue and Clearwater Audubon Society will be joining the event to exhibit their rescued birds of prey.