ADOPT CMA WINTER

Symbolically adopt Winter the dolphin!

Your donation towards a symbolic adoption helps to provide care for Winter for one year.  The standard donation is one-time donation at time of purchase.  A recurring donation option is available but not required.

If you are adopting as a gift, please enter the recipient information in the donation message field. 

Please make certain to select a reward level under the "Donation Details" screen.  In order to receive the adoption items a reward level must be selected.

Winter was found stranded near Cape Canaveral, Florida, having become entangled in a crab trap line which cut off circulation to her tail flukes. After disentanglement, she was transported to CMA for treatment of her extensive injuries. However, despite exhaustive efforts to promote healing, her tail deteriorated and could not be saved.

Winter is now a resident dolphin at CMA. Hanger Prosthetics and Orthotics, Inc., together with Dr. Mike Walsh, CMA’s marine mammal veterinarian of record and our world-class marine mammal trainers created a unique plan to attach a prosthetic tail to Winter.

Her story is a bittersweet realization of the dangers faced by animals as a result of human activities in the wild, such as fishery interactions. Dolphins and other marine life often become susceptible to entanglement and digestion of fishing line or other gear that can cause them to become injured, ill, or potentially lead to their death. It is critical for us to do our part and keep our oceans clean, recycle, and promote laws and regulations that improve upon fishing practices. 

For more information, please contact Randi Baillie at rbaillie@cmaquarium.org.