Nick & Hemi Underwater New Habitat

Nicholas the rescued bottlenose dolphin at Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) is famous for his delightful predictions of sporting events, called “Nick Picks.” Since 2017, he has picked the winner of Super Bowl match-ups. Last year, he accurately predicted the Kansas City Chiefs to defeat the San Francisco 49ers and he is currently 6 for 6 in his recent picks.

Nicholas is presented with a choice during his normal enrichment activities.

For this prediction, an Animal Care Specialist will present Nicholas with the choice between a Tampa Bay Buccaneers football or a Kansas City Chiefs football.

He selects the winning team by touching his rostrum (or nose) to the team’s football he believes will win Super Bowl LV.

Nicholas is a rescued bottlenose dolphin that was found stranded with severe sunburns.

He was orphaned and unable to learn necessary survival skills as a calf, therefore he became a permanent resident at Clearwater Marine Aquarium.

Making unbelievable sports predictions is just one of Nick’s many talents he has demonstrated and a special part of his animal enrichment.

See Nick’s Previous Picks:

Year Event Nick’s Pick vs. Winner
2021 Super Bowl TBD TBD TBD
2021 College Football National Championship Alabama Ohio State Alabama
2021 Outback Bowl Mississippi Indiana Mississippi
2021 Sugar Bowl Ohio State Clemson Ohio State
2021 Rose Bowl Alabama Notre Dame Alabama
2020 NBA Finals LA Lakers Miami Heat LA Lakers
2020 Super Bowl Kansas City Chiefs San Francisco 49ers Kansas City Chiefs
2020 College Football National Championship Clemson LSU LSU
2019 World Series Washington Nationals Houston Astros Washington Nationals
2019 Super Bowl LA Rams New England Patriots New England Patriots
2019 College Football National Championship Alabama Clemson Clemson
2018 Outback Bowl Mississippi State Iowa Iowa
2018 World Series LA Dodgers Boston Red Sox Boston Red Sox
2018 World Cup France Croatia France
2018 Super Bowl New England Patriots Philadelphia Eagles Philadelphia Eagles
2018 College Football National Championship Alabama Georgia Alabama
2017 World Series Houston Astros LA Dodgers Houston Astros
2017 NBA Finals Cleveland Cavaliers Golden State Warriors Golden State Warriors
2017 Stanley Cup Pittsburgh Penguins Nashville Predators Pittsburgh Penguins
2017 NCAA Basketball Championship North Carolina Gonzaga North Carolina
2017 Super Bowl New England Patriots Atlanta Falcons New England Patriots
2017 College Football National Championship Clemson Alabama Clemson