Dolphin Discovery, the largest dolphin in captivity operator in Mexico has returned to San Carlos today with four new dolphins. The original press release named the dolphins to be Romulo, Ariel, Triton and Belle but apparently the press release was in correct and Ariel was replaced by Ninfa. Here is what I could gather on the new dolphins and their origins.
- Romulo: Male dolphin who was live captured in 2002 in Mexico and has spend at least some of his life at Six Flags in Mexico City.
- Triton: Male dolphin who was live captured from Cuba on July 19th 1998
- Ninfa: Female dolphin was live captured from Cuba on October 25th, 2002
- Belle: Female dolphin live captured from Cuba on September 3rd, 2003
Considering that we just published a rather extensive expose on the facility we certainly will be keeping a close eye on these dolphins and we will have an awful lot of questions for Dolphin Discovery over the following weeks as to why they decided to return to San Carlos.
We wish these dolphins all the best and hope that the facility will be properly maintained and that all life support systems will be working up to standards. I am going to repost our report from several years ago when CEDES kidnapped Chirris and Ketsi from Alex Gomez Rubio.