Izzy is CMA’s newest resident Atlantic bottlenose dolphin. She was rescued near North Padre Island,Texas in June 2022 after years of illegal human interaction in the wild caused her health to decline and required intervention. CMA was selected as her forever home, where she arrived on November 4, 2022.
Where to See
- Estimated Age
- Herring, capelin, silversides
- Rescue Date
- North Padre Island, Texas
- Arrival Date
Clearwater Marine Aquarium is the forever home to a non-releasable juvenile bottlenose dolphin known as Izzy. The female dolphin was rescued in June of 2022 near North Padre Island, Texas by NOAA and partners from the Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network after years of illegal human interaction in the wild caused her health to decline to the point of requiring intervention and medical attention. We are happy to provide a forever home to this animal and give her the love and care she deserves as part of the CMA pod!
More about Izzy
Joining the CMA Pod
We will slowly introduce Izzy to her new home so she has adequate time to become comfortable in her new environment. First, our Animal Care Team will work with Izzy to establish relationships and allow her time to navigate our middle pool, which is used for medical care. Next, we will introduce Izzy to Hope and Apollo. Integration to this group will be of mutual benefit for all animals and enhance the current social dynamics. Help us welcome Izzy to the CMA pod!