CLEARWATER (FOX 13 NEWS) - The same dolphin that accurately chose Clemson to win the FBS National Championships was given the task of picking Sunday's Super Bowl winner. Nicholas, the dolphin is a rescued dolphin at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium who appeared in each of the Dolphin Tale movies along with Winter the dolphin. On Saturday, the aquarium released a video of Nicholas clearly choosing the Patriots over the Falcons to win the big game.
Clearwater Marine Aquarium is a marine life rescue center located in beautiful Clearwater Beach, Florida. CMA’s mission of rescue, rehabilitation and release has become known around the world via the Dolphin Tale movies. Its most famous resident, Winter the dolphin, was rescued in 2005 from a crab trap entanglement, eventually lost her tail flukes, and was then fitted with a groundbreaking prosthetic tail, inspiring the story for the Dolphin Tale movies.
Nicholas was asked to retrieve one of two footballs from his habitat and after some thought and consideration, to the delight of all the Patriot fans watching, he brought back the Patriots ball.
About Clearwater Marine Aquarium:
Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit working marine rescue center dedicated to preserving our marine life and environment while inspiring the human spirit through leadership in education, research, rescue, rehabilitation and release. CMA is home to rescue dolphins, sea turtles, river otters, stingrays, nurse sharks and more. Winter, the dolphin’s story of survival after injury that caused her to lose her tail, has impacted millions of people around the world. A major motion picture, Dolphin Tale, highlighted her life story in 2011. The sequel, Dolphin Tale 2, was released in September 2014 and features the incredible story of Hope, a young resident dolphin of CMA. The mission and potential to change people’s lives differentiates Clearwater Marine Aquarium from any other aquarium in the world.