Shakefire writes, "Summer is typically a time when most kids to take a break from school and have some fun going on vacation or hanging with friends. Sawyer isn’t like most kids, however. Stuck in summer school, he takes a detour by the beach one day and happens upon dolphin caught in a fisherman’s trap. While the dolphin is taken to a nearby rescue center, they were unfortunately unable to save its tail. Struggling to survive, the dolphin develops a special bond with Sawyer and gives him one unforgettable summer.
Dolphin Tale is based on the true story of Winter, a rescued bottlenose dolphin who lost her tail in a crab trap. Without their tail, a dolphin cannot survive. Sawyer and his new friends at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium decide to take a chance and build a prosthetic tail for the first time ever. Will it be enough to save Winter, or is just a final attempt at prolonging the inevitable?"