Clearwater Marine Aquarium Inc

Organization Overview

Clearwater Marine Aquarium Inc is located in Clearwater, FL. The organization was established in 1973. According to its NTEE Classification (D50) the organization is classified as: Zoos & Aquariums, under the broad grouping of Animal-Related and related organizations. As of 09/2019, Clearwater Marine Aquarium Inc employed 446 individuals. This organization is an independent organization and not affiliated with a larger national or regional group of organizations.

For the year ending 09/2019, Clearwater Marine Aquarium Inc generated $37.4m in total revenue. This organization has experienced exceptional growth, as over the past 5 years, it has increased revenue by an average of 16.4% each year . All expenses for the organization totaled $16.9m during the year ending 09/2019. While expenses have increased by 1.3% per year over the past 5 years. They've been increasing with an increasing level of total revenue. You can explore the organizations financials more deeply in the financial statements section below.

Mission & Program ActivityExcerpts From the 990 Filing

TAX YEAR

2019

Describe the Organization's Mission:

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RESCUE, REHAB, RELEASE OF MARINE LIFE, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, INSPIRATION, RESEARCH & CONSERVATION.

Describe the Organization's Program Activity:

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EDUCATION:IN FY19, CMA'S WEBSITE WWW.SEEWINTER.COM GENERATED 23 MILLION PAGE VIEWS OF ANIMAL AND EDUCATION PAGES, AND OUR FACEBOOK ANIMAL AND EDUCATIONAL VIDEOS GENERATED 11.2 MILLION VIEWS.THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT REACHED APPROXIMATELY 14,238 STUDENTS WHO ATTENDED CMA'S EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS. THESE INCLUDED SEASONAL CAMPS, GROUP ADD-ON PROGRAMS, FLOATING CLASSROOMS, AND SLEEPOVER PROGRAMS. ALL OF CMA'S EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING HAS A SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, AND MATH (STEM) FOCUS. CLEARWATER MARINE AQUARIUM HOSTED 24,876 GUESTS FROM SCHOOL GROUPS, SCOUT TROOPS, SENIOR CENTERS, CAMPS, HOME SCHOOL GROUPS, AND EDUCATION CENTERS AT A REDUCED RATE.WHILE ON OUR EDUCATIONAL ECO-BOAT TOURS, 82,349 GUESTS WERE INSPIRED TO PROTECT AND PRESERVE THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT. CMA PARTNERED WITH SEVERAL LOCAL SCHOOLS IN THE AREA TO OFFER MARINE SCIENCE BASED AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS.THE CMA EDUCATION DEPARTMENT WORKED WITH AT LEAST FIFTEEN OTHER LOCAL AND NATIONAL GROUPS ON VARIOUS PROJECTS, SPECIAL EVENTS HELD AT THE AQUARIUM, AND TRAINED INTERNS FROM 10 COLLEGES. THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT LAST YEAR REACHED OVER 423,700 MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY AT FESTIVALS, TABLING EVENTS, COMMUNITY EVENTS, AND PROGRAMS.OVER THE PAST SIX YEARS, CMA HAS GONE TO OVER 153 SCHOOLS AS PART OF THE GREAT AMERICAN TEACH-IN, REACHING OVER 8,250 STUDENTS.


ANIMAL CARE:THE ANIMAL CARE DEPARTMENT WORKED TIRELESSLY TO CONTINUE IMPROVEMENTS IN ANIMAL CARE AND WELFARE STANDARDS FOR THOSE THAT WERE PATIENTS OR NOW CALL CMA THEIR PERMANENT HOME. COLLECTIVELY, THE GROUP COLLABORATED WITH PEERS, AND INSPIRED THE GUESTS DAILY, TO CREATE LASTING MEMORIES WHICH WILL INSPIRE A MORE COOPERATIVE AND ECOFRIENDLY ATTITUDE TOWARDS MARINE CONSERVATION EFFORTS.ANIMAL CARE SPECIALISTSIN MARCH 2019, CMA WELCOMED "PJ", AN ATLANTIC BOTTLENOSE DOLPHIN WHO STRANDING IN THE TAMPA BAY AREA AND WAS DEEMED NON-RELEASABLE BY NOAA. "PJ" IS AN OLDER DOLPHIN, THOUGHT TO BE OVER THE AGE OF 30, WHO IS PARTIALLY BLIND AND DEAF, SUFFERS FROM ARTHRITIS, AND WAS IDENTIFIED AS A BEGGAR DOLPHIN IN THE WILD. "PJ" WAS INTRODUCED TO "WINTER AND "HOPE" SOON AFTER ARRIVING TO CMA. THE THREE GIRLS MADE FAST FRIENDS AND ARE NOW DOING WELL ALL TOGETHER. THE NORTH AMERICAN RIVER OTTERS, "WALLE AND "BOOMER" HAVE ENJOYED THE MODIFICATIONS MADE TO THEIR HABITAT THAT INCLUDE A NEW DOCK SYSTEM AND RIVER BOULDERS TO CREATE A MORE NATURALISTIC ENVIRONMENT. "RICKY", "SKYLAR", "MATTHEW", AND "TYNDALL", THE GREAT WHITE PELICANS, ARE ALL DOING WELL AND SPEND MOST OF THE DAY ENGAGING OUR GUESTS AT THE LARGE VIEWING WINDOW. SEA TURTLE AND AQUATIC BIOLOGYIN 2019 WE CONTINUE OUR EFFORTS TO INCREASE OUR CARE FOR OUR RESIDENT SEA TURTLES AND AQUATIC FISH BY MAKING IMPROVEMENTS IN OUR VOLUNTARY HUSBANDRY, DIET ADJUSTMENTS, HABITAT ENHANCEMENTS, IMPLEMENTATION OF ENRICHMENT, AND INSPIRATIONAL AND MEMORABLE MOMENTS. IN SHORT, OUR TURTLES ARE WORKING WITH THEIR CAREGIVERS TO VOLUNTARILY COME TO STATION FOR NECESSARY MEDICAL MANAGEMENT PROCEDURES. MOST NOTABLY, BAILEY WHO RECEIVES WEEKLY MINI ENEMAS TO MAINTAIN HIS NON-FUNCTIONAL LOWER GI REGION. SNORKEL OUR FEMALE LOGGERHEAD HAS RECEIVED A NEW HABITAT ENRICHMENT ITEM TO SIMULATE SEA GRASS TEXTURES AS SHE SWIMS ABOUT HER ENVIRONMENT. WHILE THE TURTLES HAVE ENJOYED THE ENRICHMENT, FORAGE FEEDING ENRICHMENT WAS ALSO INTRODUCED TO STINGRAY BEACH DURING VISITING HOURS WHICH HAS GIVEN OUR GUESTS AN OPPORTUNITY A FUN WAY TO GROW AN INTEREST AND LEARN ABOUT COW NOSE STINGRAYS! FINALLY, WE ADDED TWO ADDITIONAL LABOR POSITIONS WHICH HAVE ALLOWED OUR TEAM TO FOCUS ON PRESENCE AND EDUCATION AROUND ALL EXHIBITS DAILY PROVIDING THE IN PERSON INTERACTIONS WITH ANIMAL CARE PROFESSIONALS ON AN INTIMATE LEVEL.SEA TURTLE REHABIN 2019, THE SEA TURTLE REHABILITATION TEAM SAW MORE SUB-ADULT CASES THAN NORMAL, THIS INCLUDED SEVERAL LOGGERHEADS AND A RARE KEMP'S RIDLEY. KIRBY WAS OUR SECOND ADULT, MALE LOGGERHEAD THAT WAS FITTED FOR A SATELLITE TAG. THE TAG HAS PROVIDED VALUABLE INFORMATION SINCE THERE IS LIMITED DATA REGARDING MALE BEHAVIOR AND TRAVEL PATTERNS OUTSIDE OF NESTING SEASON. THANKS TO THIS SATELLITE TAG, WE HAVE SEEN HIM TRAVEL ALMOST 3,000 KM TO THE BAHAMAS, WHICH IS A WELL-KNOWN LOGGERHEAD FORAGING AREA. KIRBY WAS ALSO OUR LARGEST SEA TURTLE PATIENT IN CMA REHAB HISTORY WEIGHING AT 223 POUNDS! IN TOTAL, 17 SEA TURTLES AND 137 HATCHLINGS SUCCESSFULLY UNDERWENT REHABILITATION AND WERE RELEASED BACK OUT INTO THEIR NATURAL HABITAT. ALL OF THESE ARE EITHER ENDANGERED OR CRITICALLY ENDANGERED SPECIES. OUT OF OUR 59 INTAKES, 23 WERE VICTIMS OF HUMAN INTERACTION. THIS IS WHY IT IS IMPORTANT TO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC ON SAFE FISHING AND BOATING PRACTICES.RESCUEIN 2019 CLEARWATER MARINE AQUARIUM'S RESCUE TEAM RECEIVED 1251 REPORTS REGARDING POTENTIALLY DISTRESSED DOLPHINS OR WHALES, MARINE TURTLES, NORTH AMERICAN RIVER OTTERS, BIRDS, AND MANATEES. THE TEAM, IN COLLABORATION WITH OTHER MEMBERS OF THE STRANDING NETWORK, COORDINATED RESPONSES TO 27 CETACEANS, 2 OTTERS, 141 MARINE TURTLES, AND 37 MANATEE RESPONSES. CMA ASSISTED WITH THE INTERVENTION OF EIGHT BOTTLENOSE DOLPHINS INCLUDING RESPONDING TO FOUR DOLPHINS CONSTRAINED TO AN INSHORE CANAL IN ST. PETERSBURG. IN JULY, CMA RESPONDED TO THE LIVE STRANDING OF FIVE MALE SHORT FINNED PILOT WHALES IN REDINGTON BEACH. THREE WHALES WERE IMMEDIATELY RELEASED OFFSHORE AND TWO WERE TEMPORARILY HELD AT CMA'S NEWLY OPENED FRED HOWARD PARK MARINE MAMMAL STRANDING STATION, PRIOR TO RELEASE. IN DECEMBER, CMA RECEIVED A YOUNG, ROUGH TOOTH DOLPHIN INTO THE HOSPITAL, "RUDOLPH", WHERE HE CONTINUES TO RECEIVE ROUND-THE-CLOCK CARE. CMA'S SATELLITE LOCATION WILL SOON BE HOME TO A MOBILE NECROPSY UNIT, FOR WHICH CMA WAS AWARDED FUNDING THROUGH THE J. H. PRESCOTT GRANT. DURING THE YEAR THE TEAM FOCUSED ON CAPACITY BUILDING BY CONDUCTING NINE EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONDER TRAINING SESSIONS WITH AREA LAW ENFORCEMENT, COUNTY/CITY OFFICIALS, AND PARK RANGERS. ADDITIONALLY, THE RESCUE TEAM ASSISTED PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS AND FELLOW CMA TEAMS IN HEALTH ASSESSMENTS OF BOTTLENOSE DOLPHINS IN SARASOTA AND TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA, AND MANATEES IN ST. MARY'S, GEORGIA, CRYSTAL RIVER, FLORIDA, AND BELIZE. SEA TURTLE CONSERVATION PROGRAMTHE SEA TURTLE CONSERVATION PROGRAM STARTED THE 2019 SEASON WITH A SEA TURTLE AWARENESS DAY HELD ON CLEARWATER BEACH, WHERE 650 PARTICIPANTS FROM THE COMMUNITY COLLECTED OVER 1,000 LBS. OF TRASH DURING THE BEACH CLEANUP. THROUGHOUT THE SEASON, WE PATROLLED ABOUT 12.4 MILES OF PINELLAS COUNTY BEACHES EACH DAY, ENDING WITH A TOTAL OF 253 NESTS THAT PRODUCED 12,236 LIVE HATCHLINGS. DURING THE YEAR, OUR TEAM INCORPORATED NEW TRAINING PROGRAMS FOR OUR MANY VOLUNTEERS AND INTERNS. ADDITIONALLY, WE ARE CONTINUING OUR CONSERVATION EFFORTS AND EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH BY HOLDING WORKSHOPS FOR LOCAL CODE ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES, MECHANICAL BEACH CLEANING ENTITIES, AND COMMUNITY GROUPS ABOUT ONGOING SEA TURTLE CONSERVATION EFFORTS. A KEY COMMUNITY-BASED EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM THIS PAST SEASON AND THIS NEXT SEASON INVOLVES EDUCATING THE BEACH COMMUNITIES ABOUT PROPER BEACHFRONT LIGHTING DURING THE SEA TURTLE NESTING SEASON. ADDITIONALLY, OUR TEAM IS COLLABORATING WITH THE COUNTY, FWC, AND SEA TURTLE CONSERVANCY TO PROVIDE FUNDING RESOURCES TO HELP BEACHFRONT PROPERTY OWNERS RETROFIT THEIR PROPERTIES TO HELP SEA TURTLES REACH THE WATER SUCCESSFULLY.


INSPIRATION:THROUGH SHARING WINTER'S TRANSFORMATIVE STORY IN THE HIT MOVIES DOLPHIN TALE AND DOLPHIN TALE 2, BOTH RELEASED AND PROMOTED IN 42 COUNTRIES, PAIRED WITH ONGOING MEDIA COVERAGE, THIS INSPIRATIONAL STORY HAS CONTINUED TO INVOKE PASSION IN MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WORLDWIDE. APART FROM CAPTURING HEARTS ACROSS THE GLOBE, THE IMPACT WINTER HAS HAD RUNS ESPECIALLY CLOSE TO THE COMMUNITY FACING MEDICAL CHALLENGES AND WOUNDED MILITARY PERSONNEL. CMA DONATES, ON AVERAGE, 1,500 GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS TO THESE FAMILIES ALONG WITH A VARIETY OF PROGRAMS FROM SPECIALIZED DOLPHIN VIEWING TO BOAT TOURS AND PERSONAL TOURS OF CMA. THE CMA INSPIRATION PROGRAM HOSTS CHILDREN AND FAMILIES BATTLING A WIDE VARIETY OF DIFFICULT ILLNESSES, LIMB DIFFERENCES AND MUCH MORE. THESE FREE PROGRAMS ARE DESIGNED TO INSPIRE AND BRING LIFE CHANGE TO THE PARTICIPANTS, OF WHICH CMA HAS HOSTED MANY THOUSANDS OVER THE YEARS. THREE OF THE DOLPHIN TALE MOVIE ACTORS ALSO PARTICIPATE IN WORKING WITH US WITH THESE FAMILIES. THROUGH OUR EVER-EXPANDING SOCIAL MEDIA AUDIENCE AND PARTNERSHIPS WITH OVER 40 DIFFERENT WISH-GRANTING ORGANIZATIONS, HOSPITALS AND MILITARY PARTNERS, CLEARWATER MARINE AQUARIUM CONTINUES TO PROVIDE SOULFUL INSPIRATIONAL EXPERIENCES TO THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN AFFLICTED BY INJURY OR SICKNESS; THROUGH OUR REACH WITH THE DOLPHIN TALE MOVIES, BOOKS, MEDIA AND CONTINUOUS DAILY, PERSONAL CONTACT WITH OUR DEDICATED STAFF WE'RE GRANTED THE UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO REACH TENS OF THOUSANDS MORE. WE'RE HAPPY TO PROVIDE A SPACE FOR FAMILIES BATTLING HARD TIMES TO ENJOY THE INSPIRATION OF WINTER'S STORY WITHOUT FINANCIAL STRESS.


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Board, Officers & Key Employees

Name (title)Compensation
David Yates
CEO
$588,277
Frank Dame
Evp/coo
$323,007
William Potts
Cmro
$251,511
Karen Jubrail
CFO
$139,150
Michael J Hurst
VP Of Operations And Zoological Care
$134,526
Billy Campisciano
VP Of Conservation Marketing
$131,758

Outside Vendors & Contractors

Vendor Name (Service)Compensation
Creative Contractors Inc
Construction
$17,700,692
Stamper Construction Company
Construction
$539,539
Macdriller Inc
Construction
$297,200
Ghiorsi & Sorrenti Inc
Consulting
$175,643
Fisher And Associates Inc
Architecture
$156,942
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Financial Statements

Statement of Revenue
Total Revenue from Contributions, Gifts, Grants & Similar$20,142,028
Investment income $500,795
Tax Exempt Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Net Rental Income $0
Net Gain/Loss on Asset Sales -$50,589
Net Income from Fundraising Events $250,354
Net Income from Gaming Activities $0
Net Income from Sales of Inventory $2,745,522
Miscellaneous Revenue$0
Total Revenue $37,358,657

Grants Awarded

Over the last fiscal year, Clearwater Marine Aquarium Inc has awarded $25,943 in support to 2 organizations.

Grant RecipientAmount

Wales, ME

PURPOSE: TO FURTHER OUR MISSION OF INSPIRATION

$20,000

SHEPHERD'S VILLAGE

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Largo, FL

PURPOSE: TO FURTHER OUR MISSION OF INSPIRATION

$5,943
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Grants Recieved

Over the last fiscal year, we have identified 7 grants that Clearwater Marine Aquarium Inc has recieved totaling $74,506.

Awarding OrganizationAmount
Raymond James Charitable Endowment Fund

St Petersburg, FL

PURPOSE: GENERAL USE AND/OR SPECIAL FUND/PROJECT

$45,300
Donald F And Barbara L Newman Family Foundation

Williamsville, NY

PURPOSE: GENERAL

$10,000
New England Biolabs Foundation

Ipswich, MA

PURPOSE: INCREASING PUBLIC AWARENESS TO CONSERVE THE ANTILLEAN MANATEE IN BELIZE

$6,400
American Online Giving Foundation Inc

Newark, DE

PURPOSE: GENERAL SUPPORT

$5,306
Willam E Dean Iii Charitable Tr

Dallas, TX

PURPOSE: ANIMAL CARE FUND

$5,000
New England Biolabs Foundation

Ipswich, MA

PURPOSE: INCREASING PUBLIC AWARENESS TO CONSERVE THE ANTILLEAN MANATEE IN BELIZE

$1,500
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Endowment Analysis

Beg. Balance$2,758,196
Earnings-$38,813
Ending Balance$2,719,383

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