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Miami Seaquarium Leaves Marine Animals to Shelter in Place During Hurricane Irma

Original story at Observer• 3 mentions • 2 weeks ago

Observer 2 weeks ago

 
Days before Hurricane Irma descended on South Florida, inciting an evacuation of 5.6 million people, the Miami Seaquarium left many of their marine animals to shelter in place, including their Orca whale, Lolita. The whale, surrounded by flimsy tin roof from the stadium surrounding her tank, along with several dolphins, were left in the tank uncovered. The aquarium is particularly vulnerable given their location on Virginia Key, a barrier island off the coast of Miami. In contrast, dolphins at an aquarium in Cuba were airlifted to safety by helicopter out of Hurricane Irma’s path before it made landfall. In response ...
 
 
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