Ashes of Winter the movie star dolphin released into Gulf
(Clearwater Marine Aquarium via AP) (Uncredited)CLEARWATER, Fla. — (AP) — The ashes of Winter the dolphin were returned to the sea on Thursday, about two months after the beloved marine mammal of movie fame died at a Florida aquarium. Clearwater Marine Aquarium staff members released a Himalayan sea salt urn containing Winter's ashes into the Gulf of Mexico from the back of a U.S. Coast Guard response boat. “Being able to return Winter to her natural home was the best feeling in the world,” Kelly Martin, the aquarium’s vice president of animal care, said in a statement. “Our goal at Clearwater Marine Aquarium is always to rehabilitate rescued marine life so they can return to the wild. Clearwater Marine Aquarium will continue to honor Winter’s legacy with an onsite memorial, virtual reality experiences, and an endowment to safeguard indefinite support of the aquarium.wftv.com
Winter the Dolphin’s ashes released into the Gulf of Mexico
A ceremony at sea Thursday returned Winter the Dolphin, star of the Dolphin Tale movies, to the ocean. The team also blew bubbles, “honoring one of Winter’s favorite enrichment activities.”Winter the Dolphin's ashes released in the Gulf of Mexico Animal Care Specialist holds Winter's ashes before releasing her into the Gulf of Mexico. Our goal at Clearwater Marine Aquarium is always to rehabilitate rescued marine life so they can return to the wild. Expand Autoplay Image 1 of 13 Winter the dolphin In this Aug. 31, photo, Winter the dolphin swims at Clearwater Marine Aquarium in Clearwater, Fla. Winter plays herself in "Dolphin Tale," a family-friendly 3-D movie starring Harry Connick Jr., Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd and Kris Kristofferson, opening Sept. 23.wftv.com
Based on manatee, other animal predictions we have no idea who will win Super Bowl
It’s almost time for the big game, and everyone wants to know who will win the Super Bowl, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers or the Kansas City Chiefs. Nicholas the dolphin, shown in the video at the top of the story, picked the Kansas City Chiefs. According to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Nicholas has correctly predicted the last six major sporting events. Hugh the manatee, with a selection record of 6-6, picked the Kansas City Chiefs to win, while his fellow manatee Buffett, who has a record of 10-2, picked the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It’s a house divided at the Mote Aquarium.
Dolphin predicts Chiefs will be Super Bowl champions
Dolphin predicts Chiefs will be Super Bowl champions Nicholas the dolphin has picked the Kansas City Chiefs as this year's Super Bowl champs. He has correctly picked the winner in his last six sports predictions. CBSN's Tanya Rivero reports.cbsnews.com
First look at the progress of new Walt Disney World Swan Reserve
ORLANDO, Fla – Officials with Walt Disney World’s Swan and Dolphin Resort are sharing new images from the top floor of their upcoming hotel, The Swan Reserve. New photo shows views from the Walt Disney World Swan Reserve (Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin)The 14-story tower is currently under construction just steps from Disney’s Fantasia gardens miniature golf course and Swan and Dolphin Resort. Once completed, officials said the 349 room hotel will offer breathtaking views of nearby theme parks like EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Officials said among the 349 rooms the hotel will have two presidential suites and 149 spacious suites, all with floor-to-ceiling windows. Rendering of the top floor event space at Walt Disney World Swan Reserve (Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin)The hotel construction can already be seen by drivers making their way down World Center Drive on Disney property.
Florida woman’s identity used to steal unemployment benefits from Massachusetts
ORLANDO, Fla. – Monica DaSilva is the first known Florida target of what may be an interstate plot to use a taxpayer’s identity to apply for unemployment benefits in another state. The veteran Swan and Dolphin hotel staffer told News 6 she received a letter from the state of Massachusetts that suggested she was eligible for 39 weeks of state unemployment benefits as well as federal jobless benefits. The notice from the state of Massachusetts suggests the application was completed just a few days after the breach. DaSilva said she was never contacted and has no proof that is how her data was obtained to file for the Massachusetts unemployment benefits. I appreciate Channel 6 covering this.”If you have an unemployment issue or suspect your identity has been breached to apply for unemployment benefits, email email@example.com