OdySea Aquarium & Tempe Town Lake Dam

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  1. carrrnuttt

    carrrnuttt Didactic

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    I must admit, it was nice to eat in that restaurant that overlooks the dolphins.

    At the same time, that view really gives you a perspective on how insanely confined these animals are. Especially when they're normally used to exploring oceans in the hundreds of square miles.

    That restaurant's owner must be ******** bricks right now. I mean they're nice and have good food and all, but having a view of those dolphins is their major selling point, especially to justify their prices.

    The company that loans the dolphins to OdySea just cancelled their contract: http://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/arizona-news/dolphin-quest-terminates-contract-with-dolphinaris
     
  2. crisper57

    crisper57 Open the Roof!

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    Just to be clear OdySea and Dolphinaris are two different entities. They are co-located at the same complex, but they are not affiliated. The aquarium is awesome and I’ve been there 5-6 times this year. Haven’t gone into the dolphin complex once.
     
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    They’re owned by the same organization. The same people are profiting from the dead dolphins as well as all of the animals who died at the aquarium.

    “The proposed location of Dolphinaris, near OdySea off the 101 highway that loops around Scottsdale, appears to be more than coincidental, as Arizona Corporation Commission records suggest these two operations may share Ventura Entertainment as their parent company. That is what makes this news so surprising: how did this proposal fly under our collective radar for this long, only emerging after some watchful eyes discovered the news in Mexican media? Did OdySea intentionally report it would not hold captive dolphins as a way to deflect any discovery of a sister attraction to be located literally next door?”

    https://us.whales.org/blog/2016/01/dolphins-in-desert-whats-wrong-with-this-picture
     
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    None of these animals belong in captivity.
     
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    Now that's what I'm talking about

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    Dolphins are far too smart to be trapped in pools. They must be so miserable.

     
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    UncleChris Retirement Doesn't Suck Contributor

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    Don't.... Bogart..... that pufferfish..... my friend......
    Pass it over.... to me!
     
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    Kel Varnsen Moderator Contributor

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    Puffer. Puffer. Pass.
     
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    BigRedRage Reckless Contributor

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    Rolllllllll another one, just like the other one

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  12. Linderbee

    Linderbee Let's GO, CARDINALS! Contributor

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    Poor puffer fish :(
     
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    Kel Varnsen Moderator Contributor

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    I don’t think they actually kill them, but I’m not sure.

    Still stressful, but it could be worse.
     
  14. Ouchie-Z-Clown

    Ouchie-Z-Clown I'm better than Mulli!

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    They use the puffer fish for entertainment, like we do dolphi . . . er, maybe not so cute that they do that to the puffer fish.
     
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    Linderbee Let's GO, CARDINALS! Contributor

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    I've heard the same argument about chickens used for eggs. Just sayin'.
     

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