Commemoration at Florida Aquarium for ‘Dolphin’s Tale’ star

Commemoration at Florida Aquarium for ‘Dolphin’s Tale’ star

Clearwater, Florida. Several events are planned this weekend to commemorate Winter, the star of the marine mammals in the “Dolphin Tale” films who died at the age of 16.

The Clearwater Marine Aquarium has announced a “celebration of life” that runs Saturday through Wednesday. Fans can bring Memories to the Aquarium, which will cut admission to $16 over the weekend to match the winter era.

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A tribute is planned for early Saturday at Clearwater Beach for staff, interns and volunteers.

The aquarium will also contain special presentations, visual acclaim, and original footage of saving the 2005 winter on Florida’s east coast after its tail became entangled in a crab trap rope.

This led to the unprecedented development of a dolphin’s prosthetic tail, which was chronicled in the 2011 movie “Dolphin Tale.” A sequel was released in 2014.

The winter’s recovery and resilience made her a hero for many people around the world, especially children with disabilities or serious illnesses. Tens of thousands of people have sent messages to the aquarium since the dolphin died last Thursday of an inoperable intestinal problem.

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A special memorial is set on Saturday evening at the aquarium where people can attend virtually at RememberingWinter.com.

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