Winter's Tail

Winter's Tail

How One Little Dolphin Learned to Swim Again

Book - 2009
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Baker & Taylor
Describes the rescue and rehabilitation of a young Atlantic bottlenose dolphin, named Winter, who received an artificial tail after being badly injured when caught in a crab trap.

Scholastic
The original hardcover upon which the major motion picture is based on!

When Winter was a baby, she was rescued from a crab trap, her tail seriously damaged, and rushed to Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Winter survived, but eventually her tail fell off. Then Winter received a prosthetic tail. It was very challenging but now Winter is thriving and using her new tail with great command. Every year, thousands of visitors travel to visit Winter who has become an inspiration to adults and children alike, especially to children who are amputees themselves. And now Winter's story is soon to be a major motion picture starring Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, and Harry Connick Jr.!

Winter is a dolphin. Just over two years ago, when she was a baby, she was rescued from a crab trap, her tail seriously damaged. Winter was rushed to Clearwater Marine Aquarium, a marine animal hospital. It wasn't clear that she would survive. She did, but eventually the tail fell off and Winter compensated by swimming more like a fish than a dolphin which was seriously damaging her spine. But for the last year, Winter has been learning how to use a prosthetic tail. The idea came from a company that makes prosthetics for humans. It was very challenging but Winter is thriving and using her new tail with great command. The word has gotten out about Winter. Visitors are traveling in droves to Clearwater to visit Winter who has become an inspiration to adults and children alike, especially to children who are amputees themselves. The tale doesn't end there. The special technology used for Winter's prosthetic tail is being used to develop prosthetics for Iraq war veterans who have especially sensitive injuries.


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& Taylor

Rescued from a crab trap off the Florida coast when she was three months old, Winter's life became a story of inspiration after she lost her tail from the injury and managed to learn to swim in her own unique way before being fitted with a prosthetic tail and relearning to swim again.

Publisher: New York City : Scholastic Press, 2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780545123358
0545123356
Branch Call Number: J 639.9795 HAT
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged)

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Caught in a crab trap, the little dolphin’s tail was so badly damaged that she lost it. Could a prosthetic—artificial—tale be made for her?

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Deppfan
Apr 18, 2011

A very cute real story of how a dolphin learns to swim again after losing her tail due to being caught badly in a crab trap and about the wonderful people that took care of her.

Winter did survive/is alive and is living happily in Florida. You can see her in the upcoming Dolphin Tale movie in Sept 2011.

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