Did you know? Seahorse females insert their eggs into the male seahorse’s brood pouch, which he then fertilizes. After a gestation period of 21 days, the baby seahorses are born!
Check out the pilot episode of the Texas State Aquarium’s own TV show! Find out about new or upcoming events, educational opportunities, and much more. Check back with us every month to see what’s new at YOUR aquarium!
January 9, 2014
At Texas State Aquarium
CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – On January 8, a live dolphin was recovered from the remote location of San Jose Island, after being found in the surf. The Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network (TMMSN) along with Animal Rehabilitation Keep (ARK) Director, Tony Amos, were able to successfully transport the animal to the Texas State Aquarium (TSA) in Corpus Christi.
TMMSN volunteers and TSA staff, under the supervision of TSA veterinarian Dr. David Stelling, are working around the clock with the 500-pound adult male bottlenose dolphin. The animal has been swimming on his own, but still requires in-water support (to be held up and walked by volunteers) at various intervals.
Initial labs show that the dolphin was dehydrated upon stranding, with additional diagnostics results pending. The dolphin is receiving antibiotics, in addition to routine supplements, and is being tube-fed fluids for rehydration.
Texas State Aquarium: Connecting people with nature and inspiring conservation of the Gulf of Mexico.
The Aquarium is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums
and the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums.
2013 was a great year for us here at the Texas State Aquarium! Here is a look back at our memorable year. Be this close. Feel this way