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The Grave of Flipper

58901 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida USA (305) 289-1121

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The star quality of Flipper, a bottlenose dolphin, made a hit of the 1960s TV show that bore its name. Flipper, to the surprise of many fans, was originally played by a female dolphin named Mitzi, which was trained at Santini's Porpoise School. Mitzi could knock a prop gun out of a villain's hand with a well-timed leap, or chatter loudly when danger lurked. Mitzi died in 1972, and the porpoise school became the Dolphin Research Center, a serious-minded facility devoted to education and public awareness. But the first stop on its tour is always the statue that marks the grave of the most famous dolphin in history.

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The Grave of Flipper

58901 Overseas Highway
Marathon, Florida USA

(305) 289-1121

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August 12, 2014

we only visited the sign, not the park. cute photo op. very big!

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