A ceremony at sea on Thursday returned Winter the Dolphin, star of the Dolphin Tale films, to sea.
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In a news release, Clearwater Marine Aquarium shared details of the ceremony, saying that the winter was held in a urn of Himalayan sea salt, a C-130 flyover by the US Coast Guard, and flower petals of roses and orchids were kept at bay. was left in. With the ashes of winter. The team also blew bubbles, “honoring one of Winter’s favorite enrichment activities.”
Winter died of twisted intestines in November, we reported at the time. She was 16 years old when he died.
Kelly Martin, Vice President of Zoological Care for Clearwater Marine Aquarium, said, “It was the best feeling in the world to be able to bring Winter back to its natural home. At Clearwater Marine Aquarium our goal has always been to rehabilitate saved marine life so that they be able to return to the wild. In Winter’s case, as is the case with all non-releaseable animals, she unfortunately couldn’t complete her return to the wild in life. But today, we’re able to give her that last step Were – a homecoming,” WTSP reported.
Winter was rescued in 2005 after a fisherman wrapped her in a crab net, and lost her tail as a result. Her recovery and process of being fitted with a prosthetic tail was written in “Dolphin Tale” and she appeared again in “Dolphin Tail 2”, which focused on another rescued dolphin, as we reported earlier.
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