Clearwater Marine Aquarium is underway with an exciting new project! Clearwater Marine Aquarium is a non-profit working marine hospital. As a non-profit organization, we believe in preserving our marine life and environment while inspiring the human spirit through leadership in education, research, rescue, rehabilitation, and release.

On December 10th, 2005, the heroic rescue of a two-month-old abandoned dolphin calf, found entangled in the rope of a crab trap, is just the beginning of an amazing story. Despite losing her tail and two vertebrae as a result of her injures, the calf that will become known as “Winter” begins a journey of survival. In 2010, Winter starred in the major motion picture “Dolphin Tale” telling the story of her rescue and rehabilitation.

Now, we are coming out with a new project! CEO, David Yates and staff at CMA have been working diligently on a new, 90 minute, feature length, documentary of Winter’s real life story. This documentary will contain footage most have not seen. It will cover the relationship that she has had with Panama over the years and show the world the impact she has had on children and adults from around the world. It will also introduce Hope, another female bottlenose dolphin that was rescued by Clearwater Aquarium to the world and tell her story as well.

We are a non-profit organization, so we have been seeking funding to help us share Winter and Hope’s story with the world. So we started a donation campaign with Kickstarter. Through Kickstarter we hope to finance our costs of post-production, including the costs of the music licenses, editing, sound editing and mix-down fees, color correction and title editing, and all aspects of finishing. Our goal is to reach $60,000 by July 4th. This is an all or nothing campaign, meaning if we do not meet our goal by July 4th, then we get nothing! So please, come and check out our page, learn about CMA and Winter, and become part of Winter’s story by pledging today! Every dollar counts!

Visit our Kickstarter page to get an exclusive sneak peek and become part of Winter’s story yourself!

Go to and search: Winter Dolphin.

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5 thoughts on “Sneak Peek of New Documentary- Winter, the Dolphin That Can!

  1. suzanne
    June 12, 2013 at 5:07 am

    Hi there hope all the dolphins and animals are well. I wanted to know weather you could swim with winter
    or any other dolphins as its something I really want to do. Winters story is amazing. Pls reply.sue x

  2. Oriana villar
    June 15, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    I thing winter is a dolphin

  3. Oriana villar
    June 15, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    I give hope to all animals in this marine hospital I think they have done a great job by looking after winter I give all my respect to all people out there caring for winter and animals!!!!

  4. lillie
    July 1, 2013 at 10:58 am

    can’t wait to go see go again nicholas maybe i can do trainer for a day and get to work with you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. lillie
    July 1, 2013 at 11:00 am

    correction: can’t wait to go see you again nicholas maybe i can do trainer for a day and work with you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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