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Polluted water at Dolphin Discovery captive dolphin facility in Mexico

Disturbing images taken recently have emerged of contaminated tanks containing dolphins at Dolphin Discovery Puerto Aventuras facility in Mexico.

Dolphins can be seen swimming in water filled with excessive algae growth and other contaminates potentially caused by a lack of filtration and water maintenance.

A captive dolphin produces large amounts of excrement with a tank of around 10-15 captive dolphins expelling the amount that up to 50 people might.

Prior to the COIVD-19 pandemic, Dolphin Discovery had around 100 employees working at the Riviera Maya location. NGO, Empty the Tanks has been told they now have 15 employees working, and clearly the dolphins are suffering.

Wild dolphins are used to swimming many miles every day but in captivity a tank becomes a featureless prison cell for them. In this case, a filthy cell.

WDC is helping to establish the world’s first beluga whale sanctuary in Iceland with The SEA LIFE Trust and is also working in partnership with other sanctuary projects. It is hoped these initiatives will help to encourage the rehabilitation of more captive whales and dolphins into natural environments around the world, and one day help to bring an end to whale and dolphin entertainment shows.

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