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Remembering Winter the Dolphin

People from around the world are invited to join the Clearwater Marine Aquarium for a livestream memorial ceremony in honor of Winter the Dolphin at 7 p.m. EST on November 20 on their website,, and live on Facebook and YouTube.

For more local residents and visitor, all are welcome to join for a Celebration of Life at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium beginning on Saturday, November 20 with extended dates through Wednesday, November 24 as we come together as a community to celebrate Winter’s life and the impact she made on each and every one of us.

Winter was a bottlenose dolphin at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium in Clearwater, Florida, United States, and was widely known for having a prosthetic tail. Winter was the subject of the 2009 book Winter’s Tale, the 2011 film Dolphin Tale, and its 2014 sequel.

Winter passed away on November 11, 2021 during surgery from intestinal torsion, or a twisting of the intestines.

Winter gave hope to many with her courage and determination to overcome in the face of adversity.

Winter’s story has inspired millions of people all over the world.

Guests are invited to bring their memories of Winter and to enjoy the beautiful home she helped Clearwater Marine Aquarium build for her and all non-releasable animals.

In remembrance of Winter’s 16 years of life, admission to CMA will be reduced to $16 on Saturday, November 20 and Sunday, November 21. A portion of all funds go towards the care of our rescued and resident animals as well as our mission to rescue, rehabilitate, and release marine life.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the CMA at

There will be flower arrangements and visual tributes to Winter as well as increased guest interaction and a special presentation schedule – all focused on Winter’s life and legacy.

Original footage of Winter’s rescue, her life and those she touched through her inspiring story will also be shown in the Dolphin Tale theatre throughout each day.

On Saturday evening, a private memorial will be held for all CMA community partners and elected officials. This event will be live-streamed on

The Clearwater Marine Aquarium looks forward to welcoming Winter’s fans and followers and in celebrating the life of an amazing dolphin – one that will live on forever in everyone’s hearts. For those unable to attend in-person, we invite you to join us virtually at


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