Thursday, July 29, 2010

Miami Seaquarium Announces Special in Honor of Lolita's 40th Anniversary

It's a "whale" of a celebration - Lolita's 40th Anniversary at Miami Seaquarium - and what better way to celebrate this momentous occasion in park history than to give back to wildlife charities.  In honor of Lolita's 40th Anniversary, Miami Seaquarium has created the Give $4 - Save 40% program. All summer long, for a $4 donation to help save wildlife affected by the BP Oil Spill, the park will offer a 40% discount on admission. The Give $4 - Save 40% promotion will benefit the following charities: the Audubon Nature Institute, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Sea to Shore Alliance and Sea Turtle Conservancy.  Guests will be given the opportunity to choose which charity will receive their donation.  The offer, which runs until October 21, is only available with a donation form that can be found on

Guests may choose from the following four charities:

Audubon Nature Institute
The Louisiana Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Rescue Program (LMMSTRP), coordinated by Audubon Aquarium of the Americas since 1993, has been designated as the primary responder for the rescue, rehabilitation and release of all marine mammals (dolphins, whales and manatees) and sea turtles along the Louisiana coast.  Audubon is working closely with many other organizations including Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, NOAA, and the U.S. Coast Guard to monitor the situation and respond to stranded and injured marine wildlife in the Gulf. More information is available at

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation 
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) works to preserve and restore the nation's native wildlife species and habitats. NFWF directs public conservation dollars to the most pressing environmental needs and matches those investments with private funds. The  foundation works with a full complement of individuals, foundations, government agencies,
nonprofits and corporations to identify and fund the nation's most intractable conservation challenges.

Sea to Shore Alliance
Sea to Shore Alliance (Sea2Shore) brings expertise, passion, and vision to help reverse the destruction of aquatic environments and the loss of species diversity.  Sea2Shore specialists use science and education to reduce threats to endangered aquatic species, such as manatees and sea turtles.  Sea2Shore is working with the oil response team and flying along the northern gulf coast to search for manatees that are threatened or injured by the BP oil spill. Sea2Shore partners with the Miami Seaquarium and other members of the Manatee Rehabilitation Partnership to rescue, rehabilitate and release sick and injured manatees. 

Sea Turtle Conservancy
The Sea Turtle Conservancy, formerly known as the Caribbean Conservation Corporation, is the world's oldest sea turtle research and conservation group. An international nonprofit, Sea Turtle Conservancy was founded to save sea turtles from eminent extinction through rigorous science-based conservation. Headquartered in Florida, the organization carries out worldwide programs to conserve and recover sea turtle populations through research,  education, advocacy and protection of the natural habitats. 

About Miami Seaquarium
Miami Seaquarium, South Florida's most popular tourist attraction, is a family-oriented marine-life park open to the public 365 days a year. The park provides visitors with a greater understanding and appreciation for marine life through shows, presentations and marine-life exhibits. General admission to Miami Seaquarium is $37.95 and $27.95 for children (ages 3-9).  More information on Miami Seaquarium is available at

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