09 October 2014

Win Dolphin Tale 2 Goodies

Inspired by true events, “Dolphin Tale 2” continues the story of brave dolphin Winter, whose miraculous rescue and rehabilitation - thanks to the invention of a groundbreaking prosthetic tail — made her a symbol of perseverance to people around the world and inspired the 2011 family hit movie “Dolphin Tale.”





The film reunites the entire main cast, led by Harry Connick, Jr., Ashley Judd, Nathan Gamble, Kris Kristofferson, Cozi Zuehlsdorff, Austin Stowell, Austin Highsmith and Morgan Freeman. Several years have passed since young Sawyer Nelson and the dedicated team at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, rescued Winter, a young dolphin who lost her tail after being entangled in a crab trap. With the help of Dr. Cameron McCarthy, who developed a unique prosthetic tail for Winter, they saved her life against all odds. In turn, she helped save the Aquarium — as people came from far and wide to see the courageous dolphin firsthand, enabling CMA to greatly expand their mission to “rescue, rehabilitate and, when possible, release” injured animals.

Yet their fight is not over. Winter’s surrogate mother, the elderly dolphin Panama, passes away, leaving Winter alone and grieving, unwilling to engage with anyone, even her best friend, Sawyer. However, the loss of Panama may have even greater repercussions for CMA. The USDA warns Clay they will have to move Winter from the Aquarium 1 because regulations require these social creatures to be paired. If they don’t find a female companion for her — one that she accepts — CMA will lose their beloved Winter. But as time runs out, there may still be Hope...


You can watch the trailer here:



Dolphin Tale 2 is in cinemas NOW.



Sarah Perry, Living Seas Officer for the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales, is promoting the movie and we had a Q&A session with her recently.

You can find out what I asked and read her answers here



*** WIN ***
For your chance to win 1 of 5 Dolphin Tale 2 sets consisting of a giant 3'4" stuffed dolphin and a Dolphin Tale 2 T-shirt, worth £30 each, you can enter via the Gleam entry form below.
Leaving a comment is mandatory but there are extra entry methods available too.

The giveaway ends at 11.59pm GMT on 6th November 2014.

Good luck!

WIN Dolphin Tale 2 Goodies


For further information, images and games please visit www.dolphintale2.com

109 comments :

  1. An interesting read! I was surprised to read the dolphins often deliperately make themselves stranded on the shore because they are not well ! I always assumed it was because they hit a sand bank or the tide changed. Bles them - it is almost like they know most humans are kind and if they are found we would try to help them feel better :)

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  2. interesting! I was surprised to learn that we get Bottlenose Dolphins in the waters off Wales and Scotland.

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  3. i didn't realise they lived as long as they do in the wild

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  4. I didn't know they lived for 50 years in the wild - really surprised at that!

    Ashleigh

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  5. I didn't know they lived so long, or that Bottlenose Dolphins lived so close

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  6. I was also very surprised that they lived so long, for some reason i thought they had a short life span.

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  7. The Contact Number to call if you spot a stranded or dead animal. I have always wondered what you would do in this situation!

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  8. I didn't realise that groups can get stranded because they follow one that is ill or injured.

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  9. I didn't know dolphins lived up to 50 years in the wild, thats so cool!! I love dolphins :) xx

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  10. I had of idea Dolphins could live for 50 years! Beautiful animals x

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  11. There are dolphins off the coast of Wales!!

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  12. The tail stock is called a peduncle and it flattens out into 2 parts called tail flukes

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  13. Interesting - 50 years - that's a long time

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  14. they are top of the marine food chain.

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  15. I didn't know that the Bottlenose dolphins can live up to 50 years in the wild.

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  16. That there is dolphins off the coast of wales, really interested in this now

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  17. I didn't know that there are dolphins off the coast of wales

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  18. They gave longer life expectancy than I thought

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  19. had no idea dolphins lived on the British coasts

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  20. I had no idea pectoral fins contain bone

    Tiffany Oconnell

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  21. I was very unaware that dolphins will purposely go to shore when they are ill and get stranded. Very interesting ☺

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  22. did know there was a hot spot in scotland

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  23. that they can live for up to 50 years!

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  24. that they can live up to 50 years in the wild

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  25. Sarah Prightingale10 October 2014 at 14:44

    I didn't know their lifespan was so long!

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  26. Didn't realise they lived so long!

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  27. I didnt realise that they could live as long as 50 years. v interesting and such beautiful creatures

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  28. I didn't know they could live so long. Lovely fact :)

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  29. wow. I didn't realise that it all of the fins had bones in them. I just assumed they would

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  30. I learned a lot, they are such fascinating, inteligent and beautiful creatures! That the tail is made up of more than one part and the flukes helps regulate the temperature of the dolphin :)

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  31. I didn't know that Dolphins usually end up stranded because they are ill or injured, its like they know that they will get help, which hopefully they will x

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  32. I didn't realise how long they lived for in the wild! Wow - 50 years!

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  33. I saw dolphins in the summer in Cardigan Bay, it was an amazing sight. I did not know a dolphin could catch pneumonia.

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  34. My daughter is a huge fan of Dolphin Tale Lots of intresting info there I didn't realise that dolphins lived 50 years :)

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  35. I was amazed that they lived to 50 years

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  36. That dolphins live for up to 50 years, I didn't know that they lived that long.

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  37. that dolphins can live for up to fifty years its amazing:D

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  38. The details of who to contact if a dolphin is stranded is very useful!

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  39. wow they can live for 50 years, that's a long time

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  40. I didn't realise they lived for so long I thought only for about 15years .

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  41. I was surprised to read that they live for 50 years I thought they lived a much shorter time than this.

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  42. I found the fact they lived for up to 50 years very interesting x

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  43. I never knew that dolphins live up to 50 years in the wild

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  44. That they will will purposely go to shore when they are ill to get stranded - what clever animals they are!

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  45. i was surpirsed they live for 50 years

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  46. I never knew the dorsal fin had a bones in i thought they were all muscle

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  47. I had no idea they lived so long, I always thought their lifespan was half that.

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  48. I didn't know they lived for 50 years in the wild

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  49. Did not know they live for 50 years

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  50. Kirsten Melville1 November 2014 at 15:02

    I didn't know that they take themselves to shore when they're I'll and can get stranded. Great fascinating read and I love dolphins

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  51. They are top of the food chain although my daughter did know so she told me

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  52. dolphins living up to 50 years..thought it was less

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  53. I didn't Realize the dolphins lived until they were 50. they are beautiful.

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  54. they lived for fifty years in the wild

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  55. I didn't know The tail stock is called

    the peduncle and this flattens out into two parts known as tail flukes.

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  56. I was surprised they live for 50 years

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  57. i didn't know that there lived for so long

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  58. how long they live for - leanne w

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  59. I wasn't aware of their lifespan :- 50 years. Dolphins seem wonderful creatures. I can recall watching Flipper on TV as a child.

    Rachel Craig

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  60. I didn't know we get them off the coast here in Wales

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  61. I had no idea that they can live for 50 years in the wild

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  62. Although I already knew, I think the most surprising fact is that they live for around 50 years.

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  63. they can predict the health of our marine environment
    dorothy cavender

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  64. The pectoral fins help to regulate body temperature, I bet that's a little known fact.

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  65. I didn't know they lived for so long

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  66. I had no idea that they lived so long

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  67. I didn't know the different names for the different fins

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  68. i didnt know its called a dorsal fin on their back

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  69. Didn't realise that dolphins could live as long as they do :)

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  70. I only thought they lived for about 10 years - so learning they live up to 50 was my fact of the day

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  71. Didn't know Dolphins can live 50 years in the wild.....Amazing.

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  72. Maria Jane Knight5 November 2014 at 11:08

    I had no idea that dolphins will purposely strand themselves on the shore when they are ill or dying!

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  73. Interesting read. I wasn't aware bottlenose dolphins in the wild can live up to 50 years!!!

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  74. How interesting. I never knew they lived so long, 50 years is a long time

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  75. aww dolphins are beautiful x That was interesting. I didn't know how long they lived, and I also didn't know they lived off the coast of wales!! I want to go to wales so will be looking out for them :)

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  76. I thought that how they can test the tissue samples from a Dolphins to check for pollutants within the marine life was very interesting :-) , I have always loved Dolphins and find them so beautiful and very facinating. I remember reading once that Dolphins give each other names, which they respond to! :-)

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  77. I had no idea they live for so long, guess i'd never really thought about it!

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  78. I think like others i didnt realise they lived that long. I thought it was maybe 30 years at a push

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  79. the lifespan is way greater than i thought it was.

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  80. I've always loved dolphins ( was slightly fanatical as a child ) so loved the Q&A!
    My favourite fact was that they are indicators about the health of the sea!!

    @smeethsaysfashn on twitter

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  81. That Dolphins live 50 years! Amazing.

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  82. I was really suprised they lived for 50years in the wild, I thought it was only about 15years.

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  83. I'm not very good at Latin this was interesting The fin on their backs is called a

    dorsal fin, the word dorsal comes from a Latin word meaning back.

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  84. Finding out about the different parts of a dolphin's tail (peduncle and tail flukes) and how the different parts enable the dolphin to move with power and speed and how the tail also acts as a temperature regulator.

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  85. I never knew they lived so long

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  86. I didn't realise dolphins had such a long life span

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  87. I was pleasantly surprised that these beautiful creatures can live for 50 years in the wild, that's amazing x

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  88. I didn't realise that the pectoral fin had bones

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  89. I was surprised how long they can live x

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  90. i thought they lived longer than 50 years

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  91. I never knew they could live 50 years - amazing!

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  92. I didn't realise there is a special number

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  93. I loved the whole Q&A and shared it with my son and we were very interested to learn how long they live and what to do if they get stranded.

    Thanks for sharing and hosting a giveaway.

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  94. I learnt that a dolphin's dorsal fin helps to regulate their body temperature.

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  95. I hadnt realised how long they can live in the wild! Amazing creatures!!

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  96. I learnt the pectoral Finn contains bones

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  97. i am shocked at all the bones in the finn x maria blythin

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  98. Didn't know they lived so long in the wild

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  99. I was not aware that lived as long as they do in the wild.

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  100. Love the fact that they use sound to explore the waters x never knew that until now it's amazing x

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  101. The bottlenose dolphin can live up to 50 years !!

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  102. like many posters before I was surprised by learning they can live up to 50 years!

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  103. I was surprised that the bottlenose dolphin can live so long

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