Clearwater Marine Aquarium says winter is in critical condition

Clearwater Marine Aquarium says winter is in critical condition


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The Clearwater Marine Aquarium says its most famous residents are currently in critical condition. In a Facebook post informing fans of the state of Winter the Dolphin, the Central Florida Attraction and Rescue Center said the winter was getting worse.

“Earlier this week, we shared that preliminary tests indicated that Winter was likely Dolphin fighting an intestinal infection. Today, test results show that despite treatment, intestinal disturbances have worsened, rendering Winter’s condition critical,” they wrote. “CMA Animal Care Specialists consult with the nation’s leading animal care and veterinary professionals and explore all possible options to save a winter’s life.”

The aquarium said it will temporarily move closer to focusing efforts on caring for the sick dolphin.


“As a marine life hospital, CMA’s priority is to provide the best possible care to all rescued and resident animals. To focus on this vital winter care and to create the best possible environment for its medical team, Clearwater Marine Aquarium will be temporarily close to the public Friday, November 12 with plans to reopen Ten o’clock on Saturday, November 13.

The famous dolphin Winter falls into the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, sick with a possible infection

The famous dolphin Winter falls into the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, sick with a possible infection

Written by Alex Galbraith

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Winter has been a resident of the once small aquarium for more than a decade, drawing international attention to the facility after the release of the fictional novel Saving Winter, Dolphin tale. The dolphin is famous for its artificial tail designed for it after its tail fell off after an unfortunate encounter with a crab web.


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