Condo Owner

Spring 2017

Condo Owner publishes information vital to the business and pleasure of resort condominium ownership. Topics covered relate to real estate market trends, community association matters, rental management issues, tax and insurance updates and more.

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condo owner • S P R I N G 2 0 1 7 46 explore viewing windows that extend below the water's surface. It was also the first to successfully raise a stranded baby bottlenose dolphin, and the first to develop a synthetic milk formula for baby bottlenose dolphins. "When we opened, the big attraction was just to take people 'underwater' to experience something we can never fully appreciate," said Meredith Horn, director of marketing and communications. "Over time, we learned more about dolphins and other sea life, but we also learned what people wanted to see and learn about. Today, visitors want a personal connection with the animals, and that is so valuable in conservation; it makes people better understand the need to protect all the creatures in the wild." Gulfarium's new non-profit sector, CARE (Conserve, Act, Rehabilitate and Educate), focuses on rehabilitating sea turtles. "We have rehabilitated animals for decades, but we're very excited about our new efforts," Horn said. "Unfortunately, today it's common to see human-related injuries, like a loggerhead turtle who came in with three pounds of fishing gear wrapped tightly all around her. She's fine now and was released, which we're very happy about." The Gulfarium is permitted to handle marine mammal strandings in northwest Florida and Alabama. The Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge and Zoological Park has two operations: a rehabilitation and rescue facility in Fort Walton "If your home is not becoming to you ... you should be coming to us!" Design ConsultaƟon Fabric ConsultaƟon FabricaƟon InstallaƟon 17947 Samantha Dr. • Foley, AL 251.943.1510 • workroom@gulŌ cheryl's designs The Largest Workroom on the Gulf Coast Zoo World Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge & Zoological Park

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