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National Aquarium's plan to relocate dolphins may boost pressure on SeaWorld to move orcas

National Aquarium's plan to relocate dolphins may boost pressure on SeaWorld to move orcas

A decision this week by Baltimore’s National Aquarium to relocate its dolphins to a seaside refuge will probably fuel more demands that SeaWorld consider a similar move for its killer whales, but the marine park company said it remains as opposed to the idea as it has always been.

Like SeaWorld, the aquarium had faced years of public protests by animal rights activists pressing the tourist attraction to release its dolphins from captivity.

But, unlike SeaWorld Entertainment, which only recently announced that it would be phasing out its theatrical Shamu shows, the National Aquarium halted its dolphin performances about four years ago.

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