Winter (lumba-lumba)

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Winter (sekitar Oktober 2005 – 11 November 2021) adalah lumba-lumba hidung botol di Akuarium Laut Clearwater, Clearwater, Florida dan dikenal luas karena memiliki ekor palsu. Winter menjadi subjek dari buku Dolphin Tale berikut alih wahana film tahun 2011 berjudul sama dan sekuelnya.

Winter ditemukan di perairan Florida pada 10 Desember 2005. Winter terjebak dalam perangkap kepiting yang mengakibatkan Winter kehilangan ekornya. Winter kemudian dibawa ke Akuarium Laut Clearwater tempat Winter tinggal selama hampir 16 tahun. Kehilangan ekornya menyebabkan Winter tidak terlalu jago berenang dengan ekornya bergerak dari sisi ke sisi alih-alih ke atas dan ke bawah. Akibatnya, Winter dipasangi ekor silikon dan plastik yang memungkinkannya berenang secara normal.

Winter kemudian menjadi pusat perhatian di Akuarium Laut Clearwater. Winter tinggal di kolamnya bersama dua lumba-lumba lain yaitu Hope dan P.J. yang sebelumnya menjadi subjek Dolphin Tale 2.

Kehidupan[sunting | sunting sumber]

Winter in 2011
Winter's prosthetic tail

Winter became the most popular attraction at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium and was viewed as an inspiration to people with disabilities. Brock Mealer (brother of Michigan Wolverines player Eliot Mealer), who was paralyzed in a car accident, met Winter in December 2010.[1] The event attracted significant press coverage.[1] Books and Nintendo games have been published about Winter.[2][3]

In 2009, Winter's story was told by Craig Hatkoff in a children’s book titled Winter’s Tail: How One Little Dolphin Learned to Swim Again.[4] The book was published by Turtle Pond Publications and Scholastic.[4] Hatkoff's short book was adapted into an interactive storybook on the Nintendo DS, under the same title.[5]

A film based on Winter's story, titled Dolphin Tale, was released September 23, 2011.[6] Winter portrayed herself in the film.[7] Several modifications were made to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium to accommodate her, including a new 80,000-gallon pool.[7] The film was shot at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, and other locations in Pinellas County, Florida.[8]

A sequel, Dolphin Tale 2, was released in theaters on September 12, 2014, and introduces Hope, the dolphin who lived with Winter.[9]

On November 7, 2021, the Clearwater Marine Aquarium announced early tests indicated Winter was showing signs of a gastrointestinal infection.[10] The aquarium announced on November 10, 2021, that Winter's condition was critical.[11][12] During preparation for an exploratory surgery on November 11, 2021, at approximately 8:00pm local time, Winter died at the age of 16.[13]

Referensi[sunting | sunting sumber]

  1. ^ a b Aggeles, Theodora (December 30, 2010). "Once-paralyzed Ohio man meets Clearwater's Winter the dolphin". St. Petersburg Times. Times Publishing Company. Diarsipkan dari versi asli tanggal September 11, 2016. Diakses tanggal November 12, 2021. 
  2. ^ "Winter's Tail DS". Scholastic.com. Diakses tanggal June 23, 2012. 
  3. ^ Lodge, Sally (December 17, 2009). "Scholastic's 'Winter's Tail' Makes Waves". Publishers Weekly. Diakses tanggal November 12, 2021. 
  4. ^ a b "Winter's Tail: How One Little Dolphin Learned to Swim Again". Scholastic Kids. Diakses tanggal November 11, 2021. 
  5. ^ "Winter: Prosthetic Tail Helps Baby Dolphin Swim Again". Hanger Clinic. April 13, 2020. Diakses tanggal November 11, 2021. 
  6. ^ Persall, Steve (July 20, 2010). "Filming of A Dolphin's Tale (in 3D!) to begin Sept. 27 at Clearwater Marine Aquarium and other Pinellas County locations". St. Petersburg Times. Times Publishing Company. Diarsipkan dari versi asli tanggal October 14, 2012. Diakses tanggal November 12, 2021. 
  7. ^ a b Brassfield, Mike (December 19, 2010). "Clearwater Marine Aquarium reaps new features left over from filming 'Dolphin Tale'". St. Petersburg Times. Times Publishing Company. Diarsipkan dari versi asli tanggal March 4, 2016. Diakses tanggal November 12, 2021. 
  8. ^ "Winter the dolphin movie wraps filming". Bay News 9. December 10, 2010. Diarsipkan dari versi asli tanggal 2011-12-19. Diakses tanggal November 12, 2021. 
  9. ^ "Hope the Dolphin". Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Diakses tanggal November 11, 2021. 
  10. ^ Mulligan, Michaela (November 8, 2021). "Winter the Dolphin has received more than 1,400 get-well messages". Tampa Bay Times (dalam bahasa Inggris). Times Publishing Company. Diakses tanggal November 11, 2021. 
  11. ^ Lopez, Lisette; King, McKenna (November 10, 2021). "Winter the Dolphin, star of 'Dolphin Tale', dies in Clearwater" (dalam bahasa Inggris). WFTS. Diakses tanggal November 11, 2021. 
  12. ^ Staff (November 10, 2021). "Update: Winter the Dolphin dies at age 16" (dalam bahasa Inggris). WTSP. Diakses tanggal November 12, 2021. 
  13. ^ Evans, Jack; Tracey, McManus (November 11, 2021). "Winter, star of the 'Dolphin Tale,' dies in Clearwater". Tampa Bay Times (dalam bahasa Inggris). Times Publishing Company. Diakses tanggal November 11, 2021. 

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