Science on Screen®
While swimming free in the ocean, a young dolphin gets caught in a trap and severely damages her tail. Though she is rescued and transported to Clearwater Marine Hospital, her tail cannot be saved, and the prognosis is dire. What the dolphin, now named Winter, needs is a miracle. She gets that miracle in the form of a marine biologist (Harry Connick Jr.), a prosthetics designer (Morgan Freeman), and a devoted boy (Nathan Gamble), who find a way to help Winter swim again.
A member of the Education Department at Clearwater Marine Aquarium will be in attendance to discuss Winter’s real life story and the rescue work of CMA. Clearwater Marine Aquarium is a working marine animal hospital whose mission is to preserve our environment while inspiring the human spirit through leadership in the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of marine life; environmental education; research; and conservation. In 2005, Winter came to the aquarium after being caught in a crab trip line that eventually caused the loss of her tail. Come learn about her story and the process of introducing her to a prosthetic tail, the first one made for a dolphin.
Canada | USA, 2011, 113 minutes, Rated PG, Directed by Charles Martin Smith