Aquarium could have offset Church of Scientology in Clearwater - 2015-05-07

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F7.png Aquarium could have offset Church of Scientology in Clearwater May 7, 2015, Daniel Ruth, Tampa Bay Times

It is a telling commentary on downtown Clearwater's desire to be known as something other than the silly make-believe navy sailor suit capital of the world that the city's fathers found themselves relying on a famous dolphin to blunt the influence of the Church of Scientology.

Close, but no bottlenose.

And so it came to pass that the Clearwater Marine Aquarium pulled the plug on ambitious plans to build a $68 million facility on the downtown bluff overlooking Clearwater Harbor as a new home for international film star Winter the Dolphin and her pal, Hope.

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{{cite news | first = Daniel | last = Ruth | title = Aquarium could have offset Church of Scientology in Clearwater | url = http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/columns/ruth-aquarium-could-have-offset-church-of-scientology-in-clearwater/2228705 | work = Tampa Bay Times | date = May 7, 2015 | accessdate = January 14, 2017 }}