Clearwater Marine Aquarium

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Today I took the Caterpillars to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, where Winter (the Dolphin from “Dolphin Tale“) lives.  It took a few minutes to convince GO that there wasn’t anything scary there (it didn’t help that the entrance was straight into the “large critters with TEETH” section), but by the end she was loving it as much as her brothers.

Meeting Winter was cool – she acted like a little kid to me, playing with her toys and such.  I loved learning about the turtles – and seeing how well they had adapted to captivity.  The animals on “display” are ones that can never be released into the wild.  CMA does most of it’s work behind the scenes, preparing animals to return to nature.

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The kids area was well thought out and pretty awesome.  We got to see a pufferfish being fed!  Overall, totally worth the entrance fee (well, worth it when we had a coupon for BOGO).

~Mummy Butterfly  )i(

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