Wednesday, September 21, 2011
On September 23rd, the movie Dolphin Tale will debut in theaters. The movie was inspired by the story of Winter, a bottlenose dolphin who at the age of three months was entangled in a crab trap rope. The entanglement was so severe, that she eventually lost her tail flukes! Thanks to the dedicated care of Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Winter survived. Through the determination of her caregivers and the generosity and ingenuity of experts, Winter was eventually fitted with a prosthetic tail!
The story of Winter and the movie Dolphin Tale shine a light on the amazing things that can be accomplished for dolphins and other marine mammals when we all work together, while also showing the dangers and problems that can be caused by marine debris in the ocean environment.
As you know, two rescued dolphins, Jax and Louie, live at Dolphin Research Center and we are also the licensed manatee rescue team for the Florida Keys. We know how much hard work goes into the rescue and rehabilitation of marine mammals. We applaud the many people who devoted themselves to helping Winter! Click here to visit Clearwater Marine Aquarium's website and learn more about Winter. Thank you for sharing her story with the world.
Can't wait to see Dolphin Tale!