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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Dolphin Dies After Jumping onto Concrete Floor at Nagoya Aquarium

A dolphin has died at the Nagoya Aquarium after an accident during practice for a show. The dolphin jumped farther than expected, leaving the pool and landing on the concrete walkway:

According to the aquarium, the accident happened at about 2 p.m. Saturday. Sara, a Pacific white-sided dolphin thought to be about 17 years old, jumped about six to eight meters above the water surface, flew through the air in an arc and landed chest-first on a concrete floor.
The dolphin had been living at the aquarium since being captured in 2008 near Taiji (the town from “The Cove”).

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