Clearwater Marine Aquarium Expansion

Clearwater Marine Aquarium plans to build a 1,000 seat arena, an 11,300 s.f. addition , new parking garage, and other capital improvements. The project is expected to add 10 jobs at CMA. CMA has seen increased attendance, as a result of the feature film “Dolphin Tale“. The movie stars Winter (along with Morgan Freeman and Ashley Judd), a resident dolphin at CMA, and much of the filming took place at the aquarium on Island Estates and nearby Harborview Center. Attendance is expected to rise as the release of the movie approaches, later this year.