Posted by: The ocean update | December 18, 2015

Another dolphin stolen : rescued dolphin moved from SeaWorld to Panhandle for long-term care (Florida – USA)

Stan, a rough-toothed dolphin, has joined similar animals at Gulf World, a business captivity center in Panama City Beach.

Stan, a rough-toothed dolphin, has joined similar animals at Gulf World, a business captivity center in Panama City Beach.

December 18th, 2015. Rescued rough-tooth dolphin has been moved from SeaWorld Orlando to a long-term facility in Panama City Beach.

Ed Sibylline : Dolphin Discovery has nothing to see with a facility. It belongs to industry of captivity, offering to swim with dolphins, etc… Business, nothing else.

From their website :

Our facility has been specially designed to care for the dolphins and so you can be in contact with them. This is where you can enjoy a day full of adventure and share with these beautiful mammals the best experience of your life.

When you want to rehab a dolphin, interactions are strictly prohibited.

The animal, now called Stan, had been found beached at Clearwater Beach. He was original rescued by the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, but transported to SeaWorld for care in June.  When Stan got to Orlando, he was too weak to swim on his own, requiring SeaWorld’s experts to walk alongside him in the water constantly. Eventually, he gained enough strength to swim.

Stan’s issues were uncovered: He had ingested marine sponge, causing blockages, and he had signficant hearing loss (Ed Sibylline : criteria always used to determine a dolphin no releasable… So hypocrite ! ), a possible factor in the beaching.

NOAA determined that the dolphin would need long-term care at Gulf World by Dolphin Discovery in Panama City Beach. He is living alongside five other rough-toothed dolphins that were also rescued and pronounced non releasable (Ed Sibylline : so easy to get free dolphins vs 250 000 dollars/animal).

“Stan is acclimating well to his new environment and his new companions,” said Secret Holmes-Douglas, zoological director of Gulf World.

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