Clearwater Marine Aquarium Introduces Two New Dolphins
Are you excited about the two new dolphins Clearwater Marine Aquarium will be introducing this week?
Meet Rosie and Rudy. They are rough-toothed dolphins. They are very similar to bottlenose dolphins, except for the fact that their snouts are narrower.
Have you ever heard of rough-toothed dolphins? They are found in warm, temperate to tropical waters. The rough-toothed dolphins are very social creatures, usually spending time together of groups of ten to twenty. But you’ll also come across more solitary types.
They’ll even school together with different species of dolphins and even pilot whales and humpback whales.
There was a bit of a ramp up to prepare Rosie and Rudy to appear in big crowds that tour the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Neither of the dolphins can hear. And they both have impaired echolocation. Echolocation is the body system that dolphins use to navigate deep ocean waters.
They took some time getting used to one another before being moved to the big pool together.
But according to Chloe Neighbarger, one of the specialists at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, “they’re best friends.”
You can visit the Clearwater Marine Aquarium website if you’d like to purchase tickets or learn more about the dolphins, Rosie and Rudy.
Plan Your Trip To The Clearwater Marine Aquarium To Visit The Dolphins
If you’d like to plan your visit to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, regular hours are from 10 A.M. to 6 P.M. and extended hours are on select dates from 10 A.M. to 7 P.M. If you want to go late in the day, the last entry is 30 minutes before closing time.