Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park

Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park

A leatherback sea turtle was released back into the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday, following rehabilitation at  Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park in Fort Walton Beach. The large recently stranded female weighed in at 608 pounds, over 100 pounds heavier than originally estimated.

The turtle underwent a 4-day treatment period under Gularium’s Sea Turtle CARE (Conserve, Act, Rehabilitate, Educate) Program.

Diving Into The Past With New Gulfarium History Book

Feb 3, 2015
Reprinted with permission from Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park by Russel Chiodo, Krista Stouffer. Available from the publisher online at or by calling 888-313-2665.

The Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park has been a primary tourism destination on the Emerald Coast for 60 years and now the subject of a new pictorial history book. WUWF’s Danielle Freeman sat down with the authors to discuss what has made the park a success over the years.

The family of dolphins at the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park in Ft. Walton Beach will be expanding.  This fall, officials at the facility announced that two Atlantic bottlenose dolphins are pregnant. Delilah and Lily are expected to deliver their calves in the spring of 2014.

While living at the Gulfarium on Okaloosa Island, Delilah has had three prior pregnancies, with this being her fourth. Lily, who was born at the facility in April of 2003, will be delivering her very first calf.  Even while pregnant, the dolphins remain an important part of the show.