Winter Adoption

Symbolically Adopt an Animal

ATLANTIC BOTTLENOSE DOLPHINS

Universally loved, dolphins are our best-known animals. Bottlenose dolphins inhabit both temperate and tropical waters and are usually found in pods, or schools. In North America, the bottlenose dolphin is found along both coasts of the United States. These highly intelligent and social animals communicate with each other with various clicks and whistles and generally frequent harbors, bays, lagoons and estuaries. The potential life span is as long as 35-50 years, with female dolphins tending to live longer than male. While bottlenose dolphins are not endangered, some populations are depleted. In U.S. waters, they are protected by the U.S. Marine Mammal Protection Act. Bottlenose dolphins are a top predator in the ocean, with few predators of their own. Sharks and killer whales occasionally prey upon them but the major threat comes from humans, when they are caught in fishing gear.

WINTER’S STORY

Winter was found stranded in Mosquito Lagoon, near Cape Canaveral, Florida when she was only two months old, entangled in a crab trap line which cut off circulation to her tail flukes. After disentanglement, she was transported to Clearwater Marine Aquarium for treatment of her extensive injuries. However, despite exhaustive efforts to promote healing, her tail deteriorated and could not be saved. Her story is unusual – most dolphins trapped in monofilament and crab trap lines do not survive. Despite overwhelming odds against survival, Winter’s energy and ability to adapt to her new physical form surpassed expectations. She recovered completely, adapted to a new swim pattern and learned to eat fish on her own… about 12 pounds a day.

Your symbolic adoption helps to provide care for Winter for 1 year

For more information, contact: [email protected]

Friend

Winter Friend Adoption Kit

  • Digital adoption certificate
  • Photo and bio of selected animal
  • Monthly animal e-updates
  • Monthly CMA e-newsletter via email

PROTECTOR

Winter Protector Adoption Kit

  • Adopt CMA tote with photo and bio of selected animal
  • Personalized adoption certificate
  • Plush animal
  • CMA inspiration bracelets
  • Single one-time pass to CMA (does not expire)*
  • Monthly animal e-updates
  • Monthly CMA e-newsletter via email
*Passes are shipped from our warehouse and are to be used for future visits. Adoption kits cannot be purchased at ticketing.

GUARDIAN

Winter Guardian Adoption Kit

  • Adopt CMA tote with photo and bio of selected animal
  • Personalized adoption certificate
  • Plush animal
  • CMA inspiration bracelets
  • Two one-time passes to CMA (does not expire)*
  • Documentary DVD
  • Monthly animal e-updates
  • Monthly CMA e-newsletter via email
*Passes are shipped from our warehouse and are to be used for future visits.  Adoption kits cannot be purchased at ticketing.

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