CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Several events were planned this weekend in remembrance of Winter, the marine mammal star of the "Dolphin Tale" movies who died at age 16.
The Clearwater Marine Aquarium announced a "celebration of life" beginning Saturday. Fans can bring remembrances to the aquarium, which will cut its admission to $16 over the weekend to match Winter's age.
The aquarium plans special presentations and original footage of Winter's 2005 rescue after her tail became tangled in a crab trap rope. That led to the development of a prosthetic tail for the dolphin, chronicled in the 2011 "Dolphin Tale" film.
- Winter inspired many, teaching a lesson of resilience
- Winter the Dolphin died from twisted intestines, veterinarian says
Winter was a hero to tens of thousands of people with disabilities and serious illnesses.