Saturday, 8 February 2014

USA AND CANADA Marine Parks, Zoo's and Aquariums with Captive Cetaceans

This huge list shows all the parks keeping dolphins in captivity. It is shocking and sad, as it shows the amount of human abuse, but needs revealing none the less. As Ceta Base has such fantastic information I have included their links should you need more information.


California  has 144 living dolphins,351 dolphins have died in captivity
9 living orca 18 orca have died
5 Beluga

Long Marine Laboratory, Santa Cruz California 

Primo
Puka
Deceased in their care
4 harbour porpoises
4 whitesided dolphins.

Seaworld San Diego, San Diego California 
35 bottle nose dolphins, 6 of which are wild caught.
3 Commersons dolphins, 2 wild caught
3 pilot whales all from the wild
 10 orca - Corky 2, Kasatka, Ulises, Orkid, Keet, Shouka, Nakai, Ikaika, Kalia, Makani
5 Beluga, 4 wild caught 1 calf

Deceased in their care
2 Amazon River dolphins
73 deceased bottlenose dolphins 38 of which were wild caught.
22 deceased Commerson dolphins 11 of which were wild caught
14 Common dolphins 12 deceased, 2 released
6 false killer whales - all wild caught
1 fin whale
5 Grey whales, 3 deceased 2 released
1 Minke whale
21 Pilot Whales 20 wild caught 1 stillborn.
18 orca 

Transferred
10 orca between SW parks

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom - Vallejo California  
20 bottle nose dolphins 4 of which are wild caught
Deceased in their care -
2 beaked whales
19 deceased bottlenose dolphins 6 wild caught

US Navy - Shelter Island San Diego 
 83 bottlenose dolphins - 35 wild caught
Deceased in their care
121 deceased  83 were wild caught
9 were stillborn,
23 have been released all wild caught
2 have escaped wild caught
6 common dolphins all deceased all wild caught
4 Dall's porpoises all deceased all wild caught
2 false killer whales wild caught now deceased
2 pilot whales wild caught now deceased
3 Risso's dolphins all wild caught all deceased
6 white sided dolphins all wild caught all deceased.

Conneticut 4 Beluga, 7 deceased

Mystic Aquarium Mystic Conneticut
4 Beluga 3 wild caught 1 calf
Deceased in their care
7 Beluga all wild
Transferred
8 Beluga - 5 to Shedd, 2 to Georgia, 1 to SW

Florida  210 dolphins in captivity, 766 dolphins  died in captivity  7 orca 14 deceased,  4 Beluga. 8 orca 47 deceased

Aquatica, Orlando Florida
2 Commerson Dolphins 
deceased in their care 2 Commerson dolphins

Clearwater Marine Aquarium
3 bottlenose dolphins all from the wild, winter, Nicholas and Hope.
Deceased in their care
1 beaked whale
9  bottlenose dolphins deceased
8 released
1 named splash unknown
1 clymene dolphin 
2 dwarf sperm whales
2 pygmy sperm whales
2 Risso's dolphins
1 sperm whale
1 spinner dolphin
1 spotted dolphin deceased
2 spotted dolphins released
1 striped dolphin named Magnus, unknown

Discovery cove  - Orlando Florida
46 Bottlenose dolphins - 6 wild caught, 4 transferred from Seaworld California, 10 transferred from Seaworld Florida, 3 from Seaworld Ohio, 1 from Marineland Canada.
Deceased in their care
14 bottlenose dolphins of which 2 were from the wild.
12 have been transferred to Seaworld Florida Dolphin Cove, as some are in the nursery I guess for the breeding programmes.

Dolphin Connection Hawks Cay Florida
5 Bottlenose dolphins - 3 wild caught, 1 from Dolphin Quest Bermuda, one at the park.
Deceased in their care
11 bottlenose dolphins - 8 wild caught, 2 still births, 1 escaped and was found dead.

Dolphin Cove - Key Largo Florida
7 bottlenose dolphins - 1 wild caught
Deceased in their care
5 bottlenose dolphins deceased of which 3 were wild caught.
3 transferred to dolphin plus

Dolphin Research Center - Grassy Key, Florida 
24 Bottlenose dolphins of which 4 are from the wild. Mollie, Rainbow, Jax and Louie
Deceased in their care
65 bottlenose dolphins of which 34 were wild caught and 19 were calves. Of the 19 calves the longest lived for only 18 days.
7 pilot whales all wild caught all deceased
1 dwarf sperm whale
1 pantropical spotted dolphin
1 Atlantic spotted dolphin.
8 wild caught dolphins have been transferred - 4 to Loro Parque, 1 to dolphin quest Bermuda, 2 to Georgia and 1 to Connyland.

Dolphins Plus/Island Dolphin Care, Key Largo, Florida 
14 bottlenose dolphins of which 4 are wild caught.
Deceased in their care
16 bottlenose dolphins - 3 were wild caught and 13 were calves.
1 pilot whale dead
1 sperm whale kept alive for 14 days, now dead.
21 dolphins have been transferred - 10 to dolphin cove, 2 to Knies Zoo in Switzerland who are now both dead, 4 to Atlantis Dolphin Cay Bahamas, 1 to dolphin resort dominica which is now dead, 1 to Madrid Aquarium Spain, 1 to theater of the sea, and 2 wild caught dolphins which they released are now also dead.

Awful lot of International Dolphin movement there isn't there?
Its amazing what you find when you start digging. This place is trying to open a park in Anquilla, the man writing this report refers to the place as a dolphin toilet lol. Read for yourself here

Disney's Epcot Centre, Lake Buena Vista, florida
4 bottlenose dolphins one of which is wild caught.
Deceased in their care
5 bottlenose dolphins all wild caught.
1 transferred to National Aquarium Maryland who is now dead.

This caused outrage amongst protestors and there is already a campaign against it, these were photographed taking these dolphins from the wild Please read here 

Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park - Ft. Walton Beach, Florida
4 bottlenose dolphins, 1 wild caught
Deceased in their care
36 bottlenose dolphins - 2 miscarriage, 5 captive born all rest wild.
1 pygmy killer whale
8 rough toothed dolphins
1 dwarf sperm whale
3 pantropical dolphins

14 transferred -

Gulf world Marine Park - Panama City Beach, Florida
14 bottlenose dolphins - 5 of which are wild caught
Deceased in their care
33 bottlenose dolphins deceased 18 wild caught, 2 released.
1 melon head whale
3 pilot whales
5 pygmy killer whales
8 rough toothed dolphins
All above were wild caught.

Transfers - bottlenose dolphins 3 to Gulfarium, 1 to marineland florida, 1 to DRC, 1 to Mirage  (3 were wild caught)
1 pantropical and one spotted dolphin to Gulfarium

Marinelands Dolphin Adventure - Marineland Florida  
13 bottlenose dolphins - 3 of which are wild caught
Deceased in their care
4 beaked whales all wild caught
148 bottlenose dolphins of which 104 were wild caught
23 short finned pilot whales all wild caught
2 Risso's dolphins wild caught
8 Amazon river dolphins all wild caught
16 pygmy whales all wild caught
5 pacific white sided dolphins all wild caught
6 spotted dolphins all wild caught
1 striped dolphin
Transferred
34 bottlenose dolphins - 9 to Seaworld Florida of which 3 are wild caught, 15 to marineland of the pacific, 4 to california, 3 NEA
5 amazon river dolphins to marineland of the pacific

Miami Seaquarium Key Biscayne, Florida
25 bottlenose dolphins no wild caught
5 pacific white sided dolphins 2 wild caught
1 orca -Lolita
Deceased in their care
1 beaked whale wild caught
81 bottlenose dolphins of which 39 were wild caught, 7 were stillbirth and miscarriage
1 common dolphin wild caught
1 false killer whale wild caught
7 pilot whales wild caught
1 pygmy killer whale
2 risso's dolphins wild
2 sperm whales wild
11 pygmy sperm whales
1 spotted dolphin
1 striped dolphin
7 pacific white sided dolphins
2 pantropical spotted dolphins
1 orca - Hugo

Transferred
6 bottlenose dolphins 1 to Cesenatico 5 to Brookfield zoo, 3 pacific while sided dolphins to Shedd Aquarium all transfers wild caught

Seaworld Orlando Florida  
44 bottlenose dolphins 1 wild caught
 7 orca - Katina, Tilikum, Kayla, Trua, Nalani, Malia, Makaio
4 Beluga
4 pilot whales - all wild caught
Alpha is inbred, his parents were both sired by the same male, Davy II, making them paternal siblings.
Deceased in their care
2 beaked whales wild caught
78 bottlenose dolphins of which 45 were wild caught and 16 were calves.
1 Brydes whale released
17 false killer whales of which 2 were from Taiji and 5 were from other Japanese drive fishery, probably Ike.
1 melon head whale
21 pilot whales all wild
1 sperm whale
16 pygmy sperm whale all wild
2 spinner dolphins wild
2 pacific white sided dolphins
 14 orca 8 wild caught
4 Beluga all captive born Transferred
47 bottlenose dolphins  8 were sent to HARDERWIJK where Morgan came from, 17 to Disco Cove, 1 to Mirage Nevada, 1 to Lisbon Zoo, 4 to US Navy rest between SW parks
1 Atlantic spotted dolphin to dolphin research center

Theater of the Sea - Islamorada, Florida
9 bottlenose dolphins of which 4 are wild caught
Deceased in their care
22 bottlenose dolphins - of which 12 were wild caught

Transferred
7 bottlenose dolphins to Indy Zoo

Georgia  17 Captives 4 living Beluga 3 deceased

Georgia Aquarium Atlanta Georgia  17 captives no deaths
13 bottlenose dolphins 1 wild caught
4 Beluga
Deceased in their care
3 Beluga 
5 bottlenose dolphins

Hawaii   39 captive dolphins, 154 deceased

Dolphin Quest - Waikaloa, Hawai'i
13 bottlenose dolphins of which 3 are wild caught
Deceased in their care
13 bottle nose dolphins of which 3 were wild
Transferred 
12  bottlenose dolphins - 5 to Georgia Aquarium, 5 to Oahu, 2 to Moorea French Polynesia.



 Dolphin Quest Oahu - Honolulu, Hawai'i
6 bottlenose dolphins 1 wild caught
Deceased in their care
8 bottlenose dolphins of which 3 were wild caught and 4 were calves.
Transferred
9 bottlenose dolphins - 2 to DQ Hawaii, 5 to Sea Life Park Oahu and 2 to Georgia Aquarium

Sea Life Park Oahu Hawaii
20 bottlenose dolphins - of which 6 are wild caught.
Deceased in their care
45 bottlenose dolphins 27 of which were wild caught and 15 were calves.
9 false killer whales, 8 of which were wild caught
1 humpback whale see picture
4 melon head whales all wild
9 short finned pilot whales all wild
3 pygmy killer whales all wild
14 rough toothed dolphins 13 wild
37 spinner dolphins 1 calf
11 pantropical spotted dolphins all wild
Transferred 
9 bottlenose dolphins of which 7 were wild, 5 to US Navy, 3 to Indonesia, 1 to South Dakota.

Illinois 12 captive dolphins, 40 deceased. 7 Beluga, 9 deceased

Brookfield Zoo , Brookfield Illinois
7 bottlenose dolphins of which 2 are wild caught
Deceased in their care
29 bottlenose dolphins of which 15 were wild caught, 2 stillborn
Transferred
9 bottlenose dolphins - 3 to dolphin connection, 1 to Minnesota zoo, 1 to Indy Zoo, 2 to Disney epcot, 2 to texas state aquarium.

John G Shedd Aquarium, Chicago Illinois
5 Pacific white sided dolphins - 4 wild caught 1 calf
7 Beluga 
Deceased in their care
9 Beluga 5 were wild
2 Amazon River dolphins
1 bottlenose dolphin
8 pacific white sided dolphins 4 wild caught, 4 calves, 3 to the same dolphin Tique
Transferred -
Amazon River Dolphin to Texas
White sided dolphin to Miami Seaquarium.

Indiana 9 captives, 29  deceased

Indianapolis Zoo, Indianapolis, Indiana 
9 bottlenose dolphins of which 5 are wild caught
Deceased in their care
28 bottlenose dolphins 4 of which were wild, 24 were all calves.
1 false killer whale wild caught
Transferred - 1 false killer whale to Seaworld Florida

Maryland 8 captive dolphins, 25  deceased

National Aquarium Baltimore, Maryland
8 bottlenose dolphins, of which one is wild caught.
Deceased in their care
19 bottle nose dolphins, 10 of which were wild caught, 6 were calves.
1 dwarf sperm whale
1 pilot whale
4 pygmy sperm whales
Transferred 
13 bottlenose dolphins - 10 wild caught transferred to Atlantic, Mystic and Seaworld.
1 pygmy sperm whale - to marineland canada

Mississippi 4 captive dolphins, 2 deceased.

Institute of Marine Mammal Studies Gulfport, Mississippi.
4 bottlenose dolphins all wild caught
Deceased in their care
1 bottlenose dolphin
1 spotted dolphin both were stranded.
Transferred
2 bottlenose dolphins - 1 to Gulf World, 1 to Gulfarium

Texas  8 captive dolphins 53 decease, 6 orca 12 deceased, 10 Beluga, 19 deceased

 Seaworld San Antonio San Antonio, Texas
22 bottlenose dolphins of which 8 are wild caught
6 pacific white sided dolphins of which 1 is wild caught
6 orca - Takara, Kyuquot, Unna, Tuar, Sakari, Takars calf
10 Beluga  4 wild caught
Deceased in their care
32 bottlenose dolphins of which 7 were wild caught and 11 were calves
1 pygmy sperm whale
1 Risso's dolphin
1 spotted dolphin
11 pacific whitesided dolphins of which 6 were wild caught
12 orca 5 were wild caught 
19 Beluga - 8 were wild caught, 8 were calves
Transferred
15 bottlenose dolphins all within seaworld parks
2 white sided dolphins 1 to Shedd, 1to van aqua

Texas State Aquarium Corpus Christi, Texas
2 bottlenose dolphins no wild
Deceased in their care
4 bottlenose dolphins of which 2 were wild caught
1 frasers dolphin
2 melon head whales
Transferred 
4 bottlenose dolphins
1 Risso's dolphin

Canada 9 captive dolphins  36 deceased, 45 Beluga 40 deceased, 1 orca, 17 deceased

Marineland Ontario Niagra Falls Ontario
5 black Sea bottle nose dolphins all wild caught
43 Beluga if which 24 are Russian imports
1 orca Kiska
Deceased in their care
27 bottlenose dolphins of which 25 were wild caught
30 deceased Beluga 
17 orca deceased

No transfers

Vancouver Aquarium Vancouver, British Columbia
2 harbour porpoises wild caught
2 white sided dolphins wild caught
2 Beluga 1 wild 1 calf
Deceased in their care
1 harbour porpoise
8 white sided dolphins 6 wild caught 2 calves
10 Beluga 6 were wild caught
no transfers

In the USA there are 440 captive dolphins, 1420 deceased across 9 states in 29 facilities. The US Navy accounts for 83 of those captives and 178 deaths.  

30  orca  78 deceased

29 Belugas 44 deceased

Canada has 9 captive dolphins with 36 deaths across parks. 
1 orca 17 deceased 
45 Beluga  40 deceased

10 comments:

  1. Thank you for your blog! I thought only a handful of American states held dolphins, but sadly I was wrong #savethedolphins

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