Clearwater Marine Aquarium

UNSPECIFIED:  A leatherback turtle is seen in this undated handout photo from the Marine Conservation Society.  The Marine Conservation Society launched a survey encouraging the public to report sightings of jellyfish in an attempt to track and protect a very rare leatherback turtle.  A main part of the research is to understand the lives of the endangered turtles which feed on jellyfish when they migrate from the Caribbean to the UK in the summer.  (Photo by Peter Richardson via Getty Images)

Aquarium, Deputies Rescue Giant Leatherback Turtle

A several-hundred pound leatherback sea turtle – found tangled in a crab trap – was rescued by Clearwater Marine Aquarium employees and Pinellas County deputies.

05/01/2015

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Detert Set To Call ‘Action’ On Film, TV Incentives

Senate Commerce and Tourism Chairwoman Nancy Detert plans to continue trying to bolster Florida’s film and television incentives program as a legislative report indicates the industry is in decline because of competition from Georgia and Louisiana.

01/16/2015

(Source: Warner Bros.)

‘Dolphin Tale 2′ Set In Florida, Opens In Theaters

The family-friendly sequel to the 2011 “Dolphin Tale” movie is hitting theaters, and it’s again inspired by the real-life rescue and rehabilitation of sea animals in Florida.

09/12/2014

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Lawmakers Seek To Roll Out A Red Carpet For Filmmakers

Blockbuster proposals that would double and triple the pool of incentives for those who want to create both big- and small-screen magic in Florida now sit before lawmakers.

02/25/2014

(Source: SeaWorld)

New Clearwater Aquarium Approved By Voters

The famed star of the 2011 movie “Dolphin Tale,” Winter, and all her aquatic friends at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, will soon have a new home.

11/07/2013

(Source: SeaWorld)

Famed Dolphin’s Adoptive Mother Dies At Florida Aquarium

Panama, the adoptive mother of Winter, the star of the film Dolphin Tale, has died at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium.

09/26/2013

(Photo Credit: AP) Nathan Gamble as Sawyer Nelson and Harry Connick Jr. as Dr. Clay Haskett with "Winter" in Alcon Entertainment's family adventure "Dolphin Tale", a Warner Bros. Pictures release.

Boy Swims With Movie Star Dolphin

It was a dream come true for a young boy from England. The 8-year-old flew to Florida for the rare opportunity to swim with Winter, a dolphin at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium that uses a prosthetic tail.

09/01/2013

(Photo Credit: AP) Nathan Gamble as Sawyer Nelson and Harry Connick Jr. as Dr. Clay Haskett with "Winter" in Alcon Entertainment's family adventure "Dolphin Tale", a Warner Bros. Pictures release.

‘Dolphin Tale’ Sequel To Hit Theaters Fall 2014

Winter the dolphin is returning to the big screen.

CBS Miami–06/20/2013

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Girl Who Lost Feet In Lawnmower Accident Meets Her Hero

A Tampa Bay area toddler whose feet were amputated after her father accidentally backed over her with a riding lawnmower had a special meeting with her hero.

05/19/2013

(Photo Credit: AP) Nathan Gamble as Sawyer Nelson and Harry Connick Jr. as Dr. Clay Haskett with "Winter" in Alcon Entertainment's family adventure "Dolphin Tale", a Warner Bros. Pictures release.

Dolphin Tale Inspires Hope On-Screen & Off

The true story of a tail-less dolphin and her story of inspiration and hope opens in movie theaters Friday.

CBS4–09/23/2011

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