Clearwater, Florida (AP)
The Florida Aquarium has created a famous winter legacy following the recent deaths of dolphins, including a virtual reality encounter between a dolphin and a star in the movie Prosthesis of a Boy.
Clearwater Marine Aquarium announced Friday that its winter legacy includes ongoing memorials, funding, special songs and plans to release the animal’s funeral ashes in the Gulf of Mexico.
Over the winter, he passed away on November 11 at the age of 16 due to an inactive bowel problem. She was rescued off the east coast of Florida in December 2005, after her tail was caught on the rope of a crab net. Had to cut the tail.
The uplifting story of her recovery with an unprecedented prosthesis is the subject of two Dolphin and Boy films in 2011 and 2014, which see the marine mammal as the protagonist of disabilities and chronic diseases around the world. I did it
Aquarium president James “Buddy” Powell said that the virtual reality experience starting in January will allow people to interact with winter, even if it’s gone. It was based on videos and photos taken over the winter of his life.
“We have access to technology that allows guests to swim with Winter and experience her personality as if she were still alive,” Powell said.
The Aquarium, a former water treatment plant that recently completed an $80 million renovation, primarily to winter fame, is an ongoing monument that encourages you to bring dolphin cards, notes, and mementos. The renovation will include a new 1.5 million gallon (5.6 million litre) habitat for the dolphins.
Powell said the Winter Fund will use the donations for the investment to continue the aquarium’s work, which also includes rehabilitating other sea creatures such as turtles and manatees.
There is also a winter song called “In Our Hearts You Will Be” with lyrics by Stephen Page and music by Rudiger. It is currently available on music streaming services, Powell said. Part of the song’s progress goes to the management of the aquarium.
Finally, Powell said the aquarium will be spraying winter ashes in the Gulf of Mexico next month.
“Returning to his natural home in winter was the poetic end of his 16-year journey, and we couldn’t think of a better way to rest his soul.” Powell said.