P.E.A.C.E. Towel Drive to Help Local Dolphins

A University of Tampa group is working to preserve and restore marine life. UT’s P.E.A.C.E. office is collecting new, white towels to donate to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. The aquarium is a non-profit organization.

This includes the rehabilitation of injured marine animals. Currently the aquarium is a permanent home to four bottlenose dolphins who would not be able to survive on their own in the wild. Winter is the aquariums most famous resident.
She was rescued and nursed back to health after being entangled by a crab trap line.

However, Winter sustained serious injuries and eventually lost her entire tail.
Luckily, she survived and has taught herself a new way to swim despite the loss. International news coverage began when word spread that Winter would receive a prosthetic fin. Winter has become an inspiration for many people also living with prosthetics.

P.E.A.C.E. volunteer coordinator, Lucy Monette, has been working with the aquarium for a few weeks and has brought the opportunity to UT students.
The P.E.A.C.E. office, located on the second floor of Vaughn in room 206, is accepting new, white towels to donate to the aquarium.

‘[The towels] are not only for Winter but are for the other three resident dolphins- Indy, Nicholas and Panama. Towels are offered to the audience to dry themselves off after the show. Towels are also used for trainers to dry off in between shows,’ Monette said.

Monette will continue to accept towels until the end of the semester. The Clearwater Marine Aquarium is open seven days a week with only the admission fee only $11 for adults and $7.50 for children under 12.

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