Hemingway is CMA’s newest resident Atlantic bottlenose dolphin. He was found stranded in shallow waters off Fiesta Key, Florida and brought to CMA in 2020.
Where to See
- Herring, capelin, silversides
- Rescue Date
- Fiesta Key, Florida
In July 2019, Hemingway, an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin stranded in shallow waters off Fiesta Key, Florida. When he was rescued by Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder, the dolphin was weak and was found to have severe pneumonia. He was transported to SeaWorld for rehabilitation. After several weeks of treatment, the dolphin’s health improved but further testing indicated he had hearing loss. Due to his ongoing health issues and hearing loss, National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) ultimately determined the dolphin was not a candidate for release.
More about Hemingway
Clearwater Marine Aquarium was selected by NMFS to be the forever home to this new rescued male bottlenose dolphin. CMA has a long history of working with dolphins who exhibit hearing loss and we feel confident this will be a great forever home for him.
The new dolphin will become a companion for Nicholas, our other male Atlantic bottlenose dolphin, who was rescued in 2002. Estimated to be approximately 26-years old, Hemingway weighs 700-pounds and is joining Nicholas at CMA’s Ruth & J.O. Stone Dolphin Complex. Nick and his new friend have bonded quickly! Nicholas even helped pick the new dolphin’s name after CMA received nearly 12,000 name suggestions from the public.