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18-May-2014

  • Florida Oceanarium Throws One Heckuva a Party for Its Dearly Departed Dolphin

    Nellie died on April 30th at the ripe old age of 61, making her the longest-living dolphin born in captivity. Nellie was born at Marineland in St. Augustine, Florida, a large oceanarium which offers dolphin encounters, tours, and full immersive experiences with dolphins. When Marineland opened 75 years ago, they produced elaborate dolphin shows that Nellie starred in over the years. Marineland ...


  • Dolphin Exhibits May Close at the National Aquarium

    Baltimore's National Aquarium studies whether to close its dolphin exhibits. Will others follow?


  • National Aquarium's dolphin question at center of animal welfare debate

    Inner Harbor attraction sees future as conservation organization The big question facing Baltimore's National Aquarium ? whether to keep Atlantic bottlenose dolphins in the amphitheater pool or release them to an ocean-side sanctuary ? is the latest twist in the decades-long evolution of American zoos and aquatic attractions from circus-like menageries to portals into the natural environment.


  • Dolphin rescued from Gwynedd beach

    A dolphin is rescued on a beach in Gwynedd, the coastguard has said.


  • US activist turned away at Japanese aquarium sues

    TOKYO (AP) ? An aquarium in a Japanese town known for dolphin hunts is being sued by an American activist who says denying him entry is discriminatory.


  • Celebration of dolphin's life brings smiles, tears

    A celebration of Nellie's life at Marineland Dolphin Adventure brought a flood of adoring fans and emotions, but Mother Nature held her deluge until the end of the tribute for the longest-lived dolphin in human care.


  • Dolphin named 'Peace' born in ailing Ukraine city

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) ? A dolphin tank in the restive eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk has added a new performer, one whose name it hopes will serve as a symbol of hope for the troubled region's future: Peace.


  • Japan whaling town sued by dolphin activists

    TOKYO - Animal rights activists said Thursday they had sued a major Japanese whaling town internationally condemned for its dolphin hunts for banning "foreign-looking" visitors from its whale museum. Sarah Lucas, head of "Australia for Dolphins," filed a lawsuit on Tuesday at the regional court of Wakayama, western Japan, where the town of Taiji is located, demanding an end to "discrimination ...


  • Prophesy, or pie-in-the-sky? A dolphin called 'Peace' born in troubled eastern Ukraine city

    A dolphin tank in the restive eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk has added a new performer, one whose name it hopes will serve as a symbol of hope for the troubled region's future: Peace.


  • New Baby Dolphin Brings a Little 'Peace' to Ukraine

    While Ukraine has had more than its share of bad news lately, the Associated Press reported a bit of happiness today. Ukraine has a new baby dolphin, named Mir ?which means \"Peace\" in both Russian and Ukrainian. The Nemo Dolphinarium in the east Ukrainian city of Donetsk said the dolphin was born on May Day. His birthdate inspired dolphin trainer Olga Nenko to name him after the Soviet slogan ...


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