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Tallahassee, Florida -- Clearwater's public art project known as the Dolphin Trail is growing.

The trail now leads to the state Capitol, where four brightly painted dolphin sculptures are getting a lot of attention.

One of the dolphins known as "Bright Eyes" is hanging out in the office of Rep. Ed Hooper of Clearwater.

Hooper says he's glad to host the six-foot tall fiberglass and resin piece of art during the legislative session because he says he cares about dolphins.

Hooper has filed legislation seeking funding for the Clearwater Marine Aquarium and its world-famous dolphin Winter, so he welcomes the chance to have this dolphin in his office.

"It's colorful. It's bright. It's a conversation piece. Everybody who comes through loves to see it, loves to see how bright it is and it gives me a chance to help explain what Winter means to the tourism economy of Clearwater and what dolphins mean to specifically the Clearwater Marine Aquarium's mission and statement."

The Dolphin Trail was created by the Clearwater Regional Chamber and the City of Clearwater last year to showcase the bottlenose dolphin.

Now the project has grown to include more than 100 dolphins. You can follow the trail at www.visitclearwaterflorida.com/dolphintrail.

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