Saturday, January 22, 2011
Winter, the Dolphin's, Heroic Story
At the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, lives an inspirational young Atlantic bottlenose dolphin named Winter. Nearly five years ago, on a wintry day, a three month old dolphin became entangled in a crab trap line, and she was drowning. A fisherman, Jim Savage, came to her rescue, cut her free and, with the help of several other people, managed to steer her to shallow water where they rescued her. The bottom of her tail had been severely damaged. None of her rescuers on that desperate day could begin to imagine the impact this tiny orphan would have on so many people the world over.
Winter has become an inspiration for people worldwide. Along with other visitors, children and adults with prosthetic limbs visit the aquarium to see the brave little dolphin who greets as many as she can with a wet dolphin kiss!