In lieu of flowers
Family is Forever
With the heaviest of hearts, the Clearwater Marine Aquarium family shares the loss of Winter the Dolphin. CMA cared for Winter since her rescue in 2005 after becoming entangled in a crab trap line and losing her tail. Showing resilience and strength, she defied all odds.
Throughout her time with us, she thrived, and her story of survival inspired millions of people around the world. From her countless “Dolphin Tale” fans to her visitors, she has touched the hearts of everyone. Every day, Winter showed us anything is possible if we believe.
We will miss her dolphin tweets and spunky yet sweet personality, her mat laying and bubble-ring blowing playtime, and how she always seemed to know who needed her support the most. We will miss Winter.
Though Winter’s time with us has come to an end, her spirit and inspiration will continue to live on in our hearts forever.