Saturday, 27 March 2010

Dolphins have been transferred

The dolphins Gile, Lima, Nojus and Bite left their home Lithuanian Sea Museum on March 24. Now they are living at Attika Zoological Park in Athens, Greece.

NOTE: You can find some pictures of the pool at the source link.

source: jurumuziejus.blogas.lt

Dolphin Calf Dies At National Aquarium

A baby dolphin born earlier this month at the National Aquarium has died. Aquarium officials said the 11-day-old Atlantic bottlenose dolphin calf died early Sunday.

A necropsy was conducted to determine the cause of death. Results are expected in a week or two. Dr. Brent Whitaker, the aquarium's deputy executive director for biological programs, said infection is the likeliest cause of death, although a genetic abnormality is also possible. The female calf was born on March 10.

Aquarium officials noted that one-third of dolphin calves don't survive their first year, either in the wild or in captivity. The calf's mother remains in good health. The mother gave birth to another calf that survived and is now 3 years old.

Source: www.wbaltv.com

Monday, 22 March 2010

Dolphins will be moved to Attica Zoological Park

This week four young dolphins from Lithuanian Sea Museum will travel to Greece. Bite, Lima, Nojus and Gile, who were born in captivity, will live for at least five years in Athens' zoo called Attica Zoological Park. Trainers and vets from Lithuania will monitor their health and train them in Greece. The dolphins will leave their home on March 24.

Because of 3 dolphin births in the last two years, Lithuanian Sea Museum keeps 11 dolphins at the moment and ran out of place. Constructions for the dolphinarium are already planned and after the move of the four young dolphins, the remaining seven animals will be moved to another zoo in Europe, most likely the Spanish park on Tenerife.

NOTE: It's unknown which park on Tenerife they will be transferred to, there is Aqualand in the South of the Island and Loro Parque located in Puerto de la Cruz.

Sources: http://jurumuziejus.blogas.lt/ & http://klaipeda.diena.lt/ (Language: Lithuanian)
Translated by Google & Takulover.

Saturday, 13 March 2010

Dolphin calf born at National Aquarium in Baltimore

There's a new dolphin calf at the National Aquarium in Baltimore.

An Atlantic bottlenose dolphin named Jade gave birth to the calf Wednesday night. The newborn dolphin was about 30 pounds and 2 to 3 feet long at birth.

Aquarium staff haven't been able to determine the sex of the calf yet. But they say the calf appears to be healthy. It has started to nurse and has been swimming alongside Jade and another female dolphin.
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The aquarium notes that even with a successful birth and an experienced mother, about one-third of dolphin calves don't survive their first year of life -- either in the wild or in captivity.

Jade's first calf survived and is now three years old. The birth brings the aquarium's dolphin population to 11.

All dolphin shows have been temporarily suspended.



Source: http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2010-03-12/news/bal-dolphin-aquarium0312_1_dolphin-calf-female-dolphin-bottlenose

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Nami moves home


The Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium of the killer whale be transferred 5 million yen "nami" = February 25, Taiji Whale Museum, Wakayama Prefecture town Town


Orcas "nami" reproductive transfer of 5 billion yen, to Nagoya

Female orca whale in captivity in the Municipal Museum in the town of Taiji, Wakayama Prefecture, "Nami", the Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium for Breeding Research (Nagoya) to be transferred 5 million yen found in two days. The number of horses bred in the country just eight killer whales in a situation where very little head and is expected research results.

Nami has been captured off the coast of Taiji, Wakayama 1985 years, the current length of 5.60 meters, weight 2.7 tons. Farming is estimated at 23 years of age was 26 years old.

Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium Whale Museum for seven years from five years ago a million females in 1000, "Koo" had rented a mating partner is not able to Boulogne died in the year 2008. The aquarium had been approached to continue the transfer of Nami.

Orcas is the sole purpose of academic research, it can be captured with the permission of the Agency, is alive requires advanced technology and large-scale facilities. According to the agency, it can take years to catch on that we were allowed.

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