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Dolphin Academy

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Today we visited the Seaquarium with their amazing Dolphin Academy. It is one of only three in the world that dolphins have access to the ocean.

The dolphins are trained to go outside the gate, and swim up to 5km from the seaqarium. They also catch fish so are able to feed themselves but are always happy to return to the seaquarium enclosures. These are made more natural by having grilled holes in the sea wall to keep the water fresh.

The dolphins are enthusiastic and engaged. Trainers use positive reinforcement to encourage learning. They are bottle-nosed dolphins.


We also watched several videos and learnt about a new form of pollution - noise in the ocean caused by humans and their activities.

Explore www.silentoceans.org

Posted by TheDorsey5 02:23 Tagged curacao

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