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By John Rivera | December 24, 1991
One of the three beluga whales at the National Aquarium in Baltimore died suddenly yesterday from what appeared to be injuries after performing in a show and participating in a routine training session, aquarium officials said.Anore, a 10-year-old female, was found dead in a pool in the Marine Mammal Pavilion about 1 p.m., said aquarium spokeswoman Vicki Aversa. The injuries were sustained during the training session rather than during the show, she said.The whale's death is sure to reignite protests by animal rights activists who oppose keeping the whales and dolphins in captivity and showing them in performances.
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By JENNY JARVIE and JENNY JARVIE,LOS ANGELES TIMES | November 24, 2005
ATLANTA -- Bernie Marcus says he never much cared for fish, not until he decided to build an aquarium. The 76-year-old billionaire, who made his fortune after co-founding Home Depot Inc., has invested $250 million in the biggest fish tank on the planet. The Georgia Aquarium - which opened to the public yesterday - features the largest single tank in the world and four additional water exhibits that together will hold more than 120,000 fish in 8 million gallons of water. It will showcase 500 species and is the first aquarium outside Asia to display whale sharks, the biggest fish in the world.
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By Joan Jacobson and Joan Jacobson,Evening Sun Staff | October 24, 1990
Three new dolphins were coping well at the National Aquarium today after a five-hour plane ride from Florida last evening, said Vicki Aversa, an aquarium spokeswoman.The dolphins, all female, were resting in an isolated pool. They will remain there for a few weeks until they are ready to move into a 1.2 million-gallon display tank in the marine mammal pavilion. The pavilion is to open in late December.The dolphins -- Hailey, Schooner and Shiloh -- will share the tank with the three beluga whales and three other dolphins that arrived from Texas in August.
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By David Michael Ettlin | February 8, 1992
The word "not" was omitted from a sentence in Saturday's article about the National Aquarium planning to send its beluga whales to Sea World. The sentence, relating a comment by Sea World spokesman Bob McCullough about the inclusion of Pacific white-sided dolphins in a 2 million-gallon outdoor pool, should have read that interaction between the two species had not been a problem.The Sun regrets the error.An agreement is being negotiated to send the National Aquarium's popular beluga whales to Sea World of Texas, officials at the Baltimore and San Antonio marine attractions confirmed yesterday.
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By David Michael Ettlin | December 14, 1990
Baltimore's National Aquarium is preparing its cast of dolphins and beluga whales for the Dec. 26 opening of the Marine Mammal Pavilion with a series of "dress rehearsal" performances of their educational show.Audiences invited to special rehearsals have included legislators, donors and, for yesterday's performance, dozens of newspaper, radio and television journalists whose reports the aquarium marketing staff hopes will prime the curiosity of a wider audience.For a week beginning today, thousands of aquarium members -- all invited to attend previews -- will fill the pavilion's "stadium," giving the employees, five dolphins and three beluga whales an idea of what to expect from the crowds anticipated after the official opening.
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September 25, 1990
The National Aquarium in Baltimore has begun planning for a late-December opening of the new $35 million Marine Mammal Pavilion.Aquarium spokeswoman Vicki Aversa said the grand opening will likely be on a date between Christmas and New Year's Day, perhaps Dec. 26.Although final construction is continuing on the new Pier 4 facility, Aversa said the aquarium's two beluga whales -- Kia and Anore -- have already been moved from the Pier 3 building into the...
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By Rafael Alvarez | December 27, 1990
It looks like a huge, above-ground pool, the kind you see in back yards from Parkville to Pasadena.But instead of a bunch of children thrashing around in 4 feet of water, this pool is filled with 1.2 million gallons of water, and all the splashing will be done by three Beluga whales and five Atlantic bottlenose dolphins.The National Aquarium's $35 million Marine Mammal Pavilion opened to the public yesterday, and instantaneous reviews -- ooohs and aaahs -- echoed through the huge, airy amphitheater.
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By Michelle Singletary and Joe Nawrozki and Michelle Singletary and Joe Nawrozki,Evening Sun Staff | December 24, 1991
Anore, the 10-year-old female beluga whale that died yesterday at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, probably was killed by a dolphin that suddenly and mysteriously became aggressive during a routine training session, officials said today.Doug Messinger, curator of marine mammals at the aquarium, said a necropsy, or animal autopsy, showed that the whale "sustained a blow to the left chest.""Several ribs were broken and that blow caused her heart to rupture," he said.Messinger said several trainers were present yesterday during the session.
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By JENNY JARVIE and JENNY JARVIE,LOS ANGELES TIMES | November 24, 2005
ATLANTA -- Bernie Marcus says he never much cared for fish, not until he decided to build an aquarium. The 76-year-old billionaire, who made his fortune after co-founding Home Depot Inc., has invested $250 million in the biggest fish tank on the planet. The Georgia Aquarium - which opened to the public yesterday - features the largest single tank in the world and four additional water exhibits that together will hold more than 120,000 fish in 8 million gallons of water. It will showcase 500 species and is the first aquarium outside Asia to display whale sharks, the biggest fish in the world.
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By David Michael Ettlin | January 25, 1992
The National Aquarium has decided to remove its two surviving beluga whales -- in part because of the apparent killing of a beluga by a dolphin last month during a training exercise in the Marine Mammal Pavilion.Aquarium Director Nicholas Brown said last night that the decision to give up the beluga and concentrate on dolphins was made Thursday and announced to his staff in a written memo but was not made public before word had leaked out. It was reported last night by WBAL-TV."I don't have any idea when they're going or where they're going," Mr. Brown said.
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By David Michael Ettlin | January 25, 1992
The National Aquarium has decided to remove its two surviving beluga whales -- in part because of the apparent killing of a beluga by a dolphin last month during a training exercise in the Marine Mammal Pavilion.Aquarium Director Nicholas Brown said last night that the decision to give up the beluga and concentrate on dolphins was made Thursday and announced to his staff in a written memo but was not made public before word had leaked out. It was reported last night by WBAL-TV."I don't have any idea when they're going or where they're going," Mr. Brown said.
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By Michelle Singletary and Joe Nawrozki and Michelle Singletary and Joe Nawrozki,Evening Sun Staff | December 24, 1991
Anore, the 10-year-old female beluga whale that died yesterday at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, probably was killed by a dolphin that suddenly and mysteriously became aggressive during a routine training session, officials said today.Doug Messinger, curator of marine mammals at the aquarium, said a necropsy, or animal autopsy, showed that the whale "sustained a blow to the left chest.""Several ribs were broken and that blow caused her heart to rupture," he said.Messinger said several trainers were present yesterday during the session.
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By John Rivera | December 24, 1991
One of the three beluga whales at the National Aquarium in Baltimore died suddenly yesterday from what appeared to be injuries after performing in a show and participating in a routine training session, aquarium officials said.Anore, a 10-year-old female, was found dead in a pool in the Marine Mammal Pavilion about 1 p.m., said aquarium spokeswoman Vicki Aversa. The injuries were sustained during the training session rather than during the show, she said.The whale's death is sure to reignite protests by animal rights activists who oppose keeping the whales and dolphins in captivity and showing them in performances.
NEWS
By Rafael Alvarez | December 27, 1990
It looks like a huge, above-ground pool, the kind you see in back yards from Parkville to Pasadena.But instead of a bunch of children thrashing around in 4 feet of water, this pool is filled with 1.2 million gallons of water, and all the splashing will be done by three Beluga whales and five Atlantic bottlenose dolphins.The National Aquarium's $35 million Marine Mammal Pavilion opened to the public yesterday, and instantaneous reviews -- ooohs and aaahs -- echoed through the huge, airy amphitheater.
NEWS
By David Michael Ettlin | December 14, 1990
Baltimore's National Aquarium is preparing its cast of dolphins and beluga whales for the Dec. 26 opening of the Marine Mammal Pavilion with a series of "dress rehearsal" performances of their educational show.Audiences invited to special rehearsals have included legislators, donors and, for yesterday's performance, dozens of newspaper, radio and television journalists whose reports the aquarium marketing staff hopes will prime the curiosity of a wider audience.For a week beginning today, thousands of aquarium members -- all invited to attend previews -- will fill the pavilion's "stadium," giving the employees, five dolphins and three beluga whales an idea of what to expect from the crowds anticipated after the official opening.
NEWS
By Joan Jacobson and Joan Jacobson,Evening Sun Staff | October 24, 1990
Three new dolphins were coping well at the National Aquarium today after a five-hour plane ride from Florida last evening, said Vicki Aversa, an aquarium spokeswoman.The dolphins, all female, were resting in an isolated pool. They will remain there for a few weeks until they are ready to move into a 1.2 million-gallon display tank in the marine mammal pavilion. The pavilion is to open in late December.The dolphins -- Hailey, Schooner and Shiloh -- will share the tank with the three beluga whales and three other dolphins that arrived from Texas in August.
NEWS
By David Michael Ettlin | February 8, 1992
The word "not" was omitted from a sentence in Saturday's article about the National Aquarium planning to send its beluga whales to Sea World. The sentence, relating a comment by Sea World spokesman Bob McCullough about the inclusion of Pacific white-sided dolphins in a 2 million-gallon outdoor pool, should have read that interaction between the two species had not been a problem.The Sun regrets the error.An agreement is being negotiated to send the National Aquarium's popular beluga whales to Sea World of Texas, officials at the Baltimore and San Antonio marine attractions confirmed yesterday.
NEWS
December 28, 1990
Watching a dolphin do flips in the air and walk on its tail is the stuff of wide-eyed childhood wonderment, but it evokes a few ooohs and aahs from adults, too. So the new Marine Mammal Pavilion, which opened its doors this week, will make a big splash indeed in Baltimore.The $35 million pavilion is an impressive addition to the National Aquarium. It boasts Beluga whales and Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, a 110-foot-wide pool where dolphins perform, exhibitions, artwork, interactive games, a discovery room with marine animal artifacts, classrooms and a 40-foot replica of a humpback whale.
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September 25, 1990
The National Aquarium in Baltimore has begun planning for a late-December opening of the new $35 million Marine Mammal Pavilion.Aquarium spokeswoman Vicki Aversa said the grand opening will likely be on a date between Christmas and New Year's Day, perhaps Dec. 26.Although final construction is continuing on the new Pier 4 facility, Aversa said the aquarium's two beluga whales -- Kia and Anore -- have already been moved from the Pier 3 building into the...
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