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Dolphines Moved To Panhandle

By: AP
By: AP

Six bottlenose dolphins have been moved from swimming pools at two Mississippi hotels.

They were evacuated there when Hurricane Katrina threatened a marine park. They've been moved to a similar facility in the Florida Panhandle.

The dolphins from Marine Life Park in Gulfport, Mississippi, were safely delivered last night to The Gulfarium in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, here for temporary housing.

Nine sea lions from the Mississippi park also initially were brought here, and then were sent to Sea World in Orlando.

Keepers say putting the dolphins in hotel pools is a routine procedure whenever hurricanes have threatened Marine Life Park.

When the threat passes they are returned, but this time the park was too severely damaged to take them back.


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