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As one of the most publicized organizations in the world, we offer you the type of daily compelling stories that led to 10 years of unparalleled global media coverage and two major motion pictures, Dolphin Tale and Dolphin Tale 2. Stories centered on our marine life rescue and work with special needs kids and wounded soldiers are available immediately.

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Winter the Dolphin

Winter the dolphin

Hope the Dolphin

Hope the dolphin

Nicholas the Dolphin

Nicholas the dolphin

team helping release sea turtle at the beach

Sea turtle release

rescued sea turtle hatchlings

Sea turtle hatchlings

Winter & Hope

Winter and Hope

About Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit working marine rescue center dedicated to inspiring the human spirit through leadership in education, research, rescue, rehabilitation and release. CMA is home to rescued dolphins, sea turtles, river otters, stingrays, nurse sharks and more. Winter the dolphin’s story of survival, after an injury that caused her to lose her tail, has impacted millions of people around the world. A major motion picture, Dolphin Tale, highlighted her life story in 2011. The sequel, Dolphin Tale 2, was released in September 2014 and features the incredible story of Hope, a young resident dolphin of CMA. The mission and potential to change people’s lives differentiates Clearwater Marine Aquarium from any other aquarium in the world.

Media Contact

If you have any media inquiries, please email [email protected] or call David Yates at 727-441-1790 x 235.

Inspirational Stories at CMA

Clearwater Marine Aquarium is filled with inspiring tales about rescued animals, but we are also touched by hundreds of inspirational guests that come from all over the world with their own incredible stories of survival and hope. Kids, many with special needs, chronic and terminal illness or just a big heart for marine life, walk through our doors and share their lives with us. They feel a connection and joy meeting Winter and our other animal ambassadors, and, in turn, they become heroes for us all. Learn more about them and the amazing stories that come together at CMA every day.

19 hours ago

Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Update: Harry, the sea urchin who was discovered holding on to a plastic hair clip will be returned back home to wild in just a few days. Wondering how Harry received his name? His name inspiration came from none other than Harry Styles and his hair clip fashion sense. Check out their uncanny resemblance & remember the important lesson that Harry’s story serves in keeping our oceans clean and plastic-free! ... See MoreSee Less

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