Winter's Tail

Winter's Tail

How One Little Dolphin Learned to Swim Again

Book - 2009
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When Winter, an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin, was just three months old, she was rescued from a crabtrap off the coast of Florida, and her tail was seriously damaged. She was rushed to Clearwater MarineAquarium. It wasn't clear that she would survive, but to everyone's amazement, she did. Eventually,though, her tail fell off, which caused Winter to compensate by swimming more like a fish than a dolphin.Over time, it was clear she was seriously damaging her spine. But, for the last year, Winter has beenlearning how to use a prosthetic tail. The idea came from a company that makes prosthetics for humans.It was challenging, but Winter is thriving and using her new tail with great command.Winter is an inspiration to everyone, especially to children and adults who face challenges themselves.Many follow her blog and write e-mails to her. Day after day, the crowds come to Clearwater for aclose-up look at Winter, the little dolphin that could. With gorgeous photographs, Winter is a story thatpromises to inspire and delight.
Publisher: New York City : Scholastic Press, 2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780545123358
Branch Call Number: J 639. 979533 HAT
Characteristics: [36] p. : col. ill., col. maps
Additional Contributors: Hatkoff, Craig
Hatkoff, Isabella


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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?

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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