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On February 15 an additional eight dolphins arrived at Yunnan Fuxian Lake Happy World in China. This development is still under construction so the dolphins are currently in a temporary holding facility not open to the public. Yunnan Fuxian Lake Happy World will open towards the end of 2019 and now has a total of 17 dolphins, with even more expected to arrive. http://www.sohu.com/a/295074966_124709 ... See more
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Fox 10 of Phoenix reported the sign from Dolphinaris Arizona was removed and was replaced with a banner “Beach Club at Docktails,” a restaurant located nearby. The sign was taken down following a facility shut down after four dolphins died in less than two years. Dolphinaris, an aquatic theme park which permits humans to swim and play with dolphins, was temporarily closed after a bottlenose dolphin named Kai was euthanized on Jan.31 following health issues. The theme park said in a statement that before his death, Kai had difficulty breathing, eating and swimming. This condition lasted for about two weeks, and despite constant medical care, he was unable to be stabilized. Lori Marino, the founder of the Whale Sanctuary, told AZ Central it is very stressful for dolphins to live in tanks and deal with people entering their living quarters to pet them. She added when people enter the water to pet the creatures; there is a possibility of transferring disease. Fox 10 was told by multiple sources the closure of the facility was permanent. However, Dolphinaris would not confirm the rumor to Fox 10. In a statement to the news station, they wrote; “Some people may think that is the case, but the facility is being evaluated, so the closing is temporary until the findings are in and an assessment can be made. ... See more
Fox 10 of Phoenix reported the sign from Dolphinaris Arizona was removed and was replaced with a banner “Beach Club at Docktails,” a restaurant located nearby. The sign was taken down following a facility shut down after four dolphins died in less than two years. Dolphinaris, an aquatic theme pa... ... See more
Seven rare right whale calves have been spotted so far this winter off Florida’s Atlantic coast, an encouraging sign for the critically endangered species but one which one expert said “still isn’t enough”. No newborns were spotted during the last calving season and just five calves were counted during the previous year. Jim Hain, senior scientist and project coordinator for the Marineland Right Whale Project, told local newspaper the Daytona Beach News-Journal: “Every calf that gets us closer to 10 or a dozen is very encouraging.” But Katie Jackson of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said seven calves “still isn’t enough”. Scientists estimate only about 450 North Atlantic right whales remain. Jackson said right whales need to deliver 16 to 18 calves a year just to maintain their current population. The latest whale to give birth had not done so since 2011, researchers said. Usually right whale mothers give birth every four years or so. Right whales typically migrate from the North Atlantic to give birth off the coasts of Georgia and Florida from December through March. Threats include collisions with large vessels and entanglement in lobster and snow crab fishing equipment. ... See more
An encouraging sign for the critically endangered species as only about 450 North Atlantic right whales remain
On February 13 a false killer whale was born at アドベンチャーワールド（Adventure world） in Wakayama, Japan.
【オキゴンドウの赤ちゃんが誕生しました！】 2月13日にオキゴンドウの赤ちゃんが誕生しました。現在、親子で寄り添いながらマリンウェーブで暮らしていますが、授乳はまだ確認できておりません。 今回、母親のオキゴンドウには育児を学べるよう、子育て中のバンドウイルカの親子(母親と10月11日生まれの赤ちゃん)と同じスペースにいる時間を設けました。オキゴンドウの飼育下での繁殖は大変難しく成功例は少ないですが、アドベンチャーワールド初となるオキゴンドウの育成につなげられるよう取り組んでまいります。 出生日：2019年2月13日(水) 午後0時15分誕生 性 別：不明 全 長：推定170cm 体 重：推定50㎏ ※赤ちゃんは現在マリンウェーブでご覧いただけます。(動物の体調により変更する場合がございます。) 親情報：父親 2003年12月搬入(推定20歳 野生個体) 母親 2006年9月搬入(推定16歳 野生個体) 詳しくは http://www.aws-s.com/pressrelease/pdf/190214_2.pdf ... See more
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