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Clearwater Marine Aquarium hosts memorial for Winter the Dolphin

Admission cut to $16 over the weekend
Winter the Dolphin Facing Forward
Posted at 5:49 AM, Nov 19, 2021

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.

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Winter was a hero to tens of thousands of people with disabilities and serious illnesses.