Thursday, November 1, 2012

Disney Dolphins

I live in the Orlando area so I am close to Disney and Sea World Orlando. 
Last week I was able to go to Epcot for the day to enjoy their annual Food and Wine Festival.  While I was there, we stopped in The Living Seas exhibit.  

This exhibit houses two large aquariums of sharks, sea turtles, many fish and several dolphins.  The sign above is hanging by the dolphin exhibit.  I was at the exhibit a couple months ago also while they were having one of these "research activities".  It included having the dolphins choose a given color that the "research team" called out to them.  Of course, the dolphins were correct in choosing the color.  DUH! the wild, will they ever have to choose a color for food?  NO!  Then why here???

This past week, this is what I saw.  (Sorry for the grainy picture but it was getting dark and the dolphin was at the far end of the aquarium)

In case you can't see it, there is a dolphin just hanging vertical against the wall.  He was in the same position the entire time we were there!

There are a couple petitions to try and release these dolphins.  The tank has absolutely no stimulation and you can almost see the boredom in their eyes.

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