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Aquarium brings in the bucks



The Clearwater Marine Aquarium today announced the dollar impact of all those people who've flocked to see Winter the dolphin and his prosthetic tail.

Between 2012 and 2015, the aquarium has had a $2 billion impact on jobs and hotel room nights, according to a study performed by Toursism Economics.That's billion with a 'B.'

The study found the aquarium supported 44,444 jobs and helped book 2.2 million hotel room nights over the four year period.

“All of this adds up to global promotion of our mission of marine life rescue, education and inspiration,” CEO David Yates stated in a press release.

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[Last modified: Friday, February 12, 2016 11:46am]


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