July 22, 2018

National Aquarium considers whether to keep dolphins on exhibit

The National Aquarium announced Wednesday that it is considering no longer having dolphins on exhibit, putting the popular Inner Harbor attraction at the forefront of a debate over whether keeping the animals in captivity is cruel.

The aquarium is considering moving the eight mammals from the Dolphin Discovery amphitheater to an ocean-side sanctuary at an undetermined location. It has hired a team of consultants to examine the issue as part of a broader strategic assessment to ensure a “healthy future for the nonprofit institution and its animals.”

“After 33 years, it’s time,” said John Racanelli, who runs the aquarium. “The era

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