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By Jerry Greene and Jerry Greene,Orlando Sentinel | October 20, 1991
Miami had just beaten New England on the road, 20-10, and Miami Dolphins tight end Greg Baty was relaxing in the afterglow of one his best days as a professional football player. For the moment, the fear didn't show in his eyes.He had caught four passes from Dan Marino for 89 yards. A good day's work. "I can't wait to go home and hug my wife," he said.That's when the haunted look returned to his face. He had thought of his wife, Kathleen, home and alone.Granted, she's in no more danger now than any other woman alone.
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The Baltimore Sun | July 11, 2014
The annual dolphin count takes place today in Ocean City from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Volunteers can join staff from the National Aquarium's Animal Rescue team at Assateague State Park Day Use Area (6915 Stephen Decatur Highway, Berlin); or at the beach on 40th Street, 81st Street or 130th Street. Last year, participants reported 113 sightings of Atlantic bottle nose dolphins off the coast of Ocean City. That number was a significantly higher than the 31 dolphins seen in 2012. There were 107 sightings in 2011, an amount that is considered relatively normal.
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May 20, 2014
Dolphins have evolved over millions of years to roam the oceans. These intelligent animals should not be confined to a concrete tank for our entertainment ( "National Aquarium's dolphin question at center of animal welfare debate," May 18). Children as well as the rest of us can be inspired and gain respect for nature by what is around us, such as ants, butterflies and birds. Baltimore could be so proud if our National Aquarium were to be the first major institution to release these marine mammals to an ocean-side sanctuary.
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May 31, 2014
If dolphins would be better off in the wild, why would anyone presume dogs and cats would be any different ( "Group urges National Aquarium to free dolphins," May 24)? Wild animals have shorter lives than do "captive" ones. Dolphins, lions, tigers and bears struggle to compete in the wild, which is good for the species but tough on the individual animal. We have all seen a feral dog or cat, have empathy for it but can't get close to it. No different for dolphins. They look great jumping through the water in Ocean City , but you can't get close to them.
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By Baltimore Sun reporter | November 7, 2010
Ravens 26, Dolphins Fourth quarter: 2:07 Baltimore Field Goal - 24-yarder by Billy Cundiff. Ravens 23, Dolphins 10 Fourth quarter: 6:45 Baltimore Field Goal - 20-yarder by Billy Cundiff. Ravens 20, Dolphins 10 Third quarter: 9:23 Baltimore Touchdown - Joe Flacco pass to Derrick Mason for 12 yards. (Billy Cundiff extra point is good). Ravens 13, Dolphins 10 Second quarter: 0:15 Miami Field Goal - 19-yarder by Dan Carpenter.
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May 26, 2014
We applaud the National Aquarium in Baltimore for considering closing its dolphin exhibition and moving its eight dolphins to a seaside sanctuary to live out the rest of their lives ( "National Aquarium asks for feedback on dolphins, future plans," May 17). Over the past several decades we have learned that dolphins can swim up to a hundred miles a day and live in family-based pods. Prioritizing the quality of life of these complex creatures is forward-looking and in line with the National Aquarium's focus on conservation.
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By Rachael Pacella, Special to The Baltimore Sun | July 23, 2012
For beachgoers, seeing dolphins in the water off Ocean City is always a treat, but this year's annual dolphin count came up short, which could mean getting a glimpse of the animals may be more difficult. The National Aquarium Marine Animal Rescue Program (MARP) recorded sightings of 31 Atlantic Bottlenose dolphins at the event held last Friday. More than 100 volunteers of all ages joined with about 30 aquarium workers at Assateague and Ocean City to help count the creatures at several locations throughout town.
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Mike Preston | November 8, 2010
Miami receiver Brandon Marshall said this game would be a defining moment for the Dolphins, and he was right. The Dolphins are still a year away from being serious contenders. On a day when the Ravens had some red-zone issues in the first half, the Ravens still beat Miami by 16 points. Miami came into the game with a 4-3 record having gone undefeated on the road, but after the first quarter, they never seriously challenged the Ravens. After the Ravens shook off some rust from the bye week, they easily dispatched of the Dolphins.
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By Jonathan Pitts, The Baltimore Sun | May 24, 2014
When she was a girl, Jackie Burson said, she fell under the spell of dolphins while watching them on TV. She visited aquariums and theme parks to see them perform incredible tricks. "I used to love dolphin shows, too," she hollered through a bullhorn at the Inner Harbor on Saturday. "They're fun. The dolphins like it. Everybody wins, right? Wrong! Keeping [dolphins] in captivity is exactly the same as keeping them in prison. " Burson, of Waldorf, was one of about 50 people who gathered near the National Aquarium to hold up signs, hand out leaflets and protest the attraction's continued ownership of eight bottlenose dolphins - and to urge the aquarium's management to release them to live in an oceanside sanctuary.
NEWS
May 31, 2014
If dolphins would be better off in the wild, why would anyone presume dogs and cats would be any different ( "Group urges National Aquarium to free dolphins," May 24)? Wild animals have shorter lives than do "captive" ones. Dolphins, lions, tigers and bears struggle to compete in the wild, which is good for the species but tough on the individual animal. We have all seen a feral dog or cat, have empathy for it but can't get close to it. No different for dolphins. They look great jumping through the water in Ocean City , but you can't get close to them.
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Dan Rodricks | May 27, 2014
Here are some words that appeared in this column in November 1990: "The National Aquarium and its promoters are out to lunch. They don't have a clue. Their facility is better called the National Anachronism. The new Marine Mammal Pavilion, featuring captured dolphins in a huge tank of water, does not belong to the times in which we are living. It belongs to the times from which we just emerged. It belongs to the age of P.T. Barnum. " That was my protest of the National Aquarium's $35 million investment in a big dolphin tank with an amphitheater so dolphins with cute names could perform up to six daily shows.
NEWS
May 26, 2014
We applaud the National Aquarium in Baltimore for considering closing its dolphin exhibition and moving its eight dolphins to a seaside sanctuary to live out the rest of their lives ( "National Aquarium asks for feedback on dolphins, future plans," May 17). Over the past several decades we have learned that dolphins can swim up to a hundred miles a day and live in family-based pods. Prioritizing the quality of life of these complex creatures is forward-looking and in line with the National Aquarium's focus on conservation.
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By Jonathan Pitts, The Baltimore Sun | May 24, 2014
When she was a girl, Jackie Burson said, she fell under the spell of dolphins while watching them on TV. She visited aquariums and theme parks to see them perform incredible tricks. "I used to love dolphin shows, too," she hollered through a bullhorn at the Inner Harbor on Saturday. "They're fun. The dolphins like it. Everybody wins, right? Wrong! Keeping [dolphins] in captivity is exactly the same as keeping them in prison. " Burson, of Waldorf, was one of about 50 people who gathered near the National Aquarium to hold up signs, hand out leaflets and protest the attraction's continued ownership of eight bottlenose dolphins - and to urge the aquarium's management to release them to live in an oceanside sanctuary.
NEWS
May 20, 2014
Dolphins have evolved over millions of years to roam the oceans. These intelligent animals should not be confined to a concrete tank for our entertainment ( "National Aquarium's dolphin question at center of animal welfare debate," May 18). Children as well as the rest of us can be inspired and gain respect for nature by what is around us, such as ants, butterflies and birds. Baltimore could be so proud if our National Aquarium were to be the first major institution to release these marine mammals to an ocean-side sanctuary.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | May 19, 2014
If dolphins depart the National Aquarium, officials are contemplating what to do with the 1.2 million-gallon pool where the marine mammals have been on display for more than two decades. Among the possibilities: creating an underwater forest with swaying kelp seaweed stalks, leopard sharks and wolf eels, or a habitat that emulates the southern Pacific Ocean, where groupers and other marine life inhabit rusting fighter airplanes and other war wreckage. The fate of the $35 million Marine Mammal Pavilion, which opened in 1990 and takes up one-third of the aquarium's footprint, is one of many deliberations the National Aquarium has undertaken.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | May 18, 2014
The big question facing Baltimore's National Aquarium - whether to keep Atlantic bottlenose dolphins in the amphitheater pool or release them to an ocean-side sanctuary - is the latest twist in the decades-long evolution of American zoos and aquatic attractions from circus-like menageries to portals into the natural environment. Much of the change is driven by emerging scientific evidence that shows the advanced intellect of marine mammals compared with species such as sharks and puffins.
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February 4, 1992
Joe Greene joined the Miami Dolphins as defensive line coach yesterday, less than a week after leaving the same position with the Pittsburgh Steelers.Greene became the second former All-Pro hired by the Dolphins in three days. On Saturday, ex-Miami center Dwight Stephenson rejoined the team as assistant offensive line coach.* BILLS: Coach Marv Levy took the blame for failing to keep all of his players focused on the Super Bowl, resulting in some well-publicized, off-field distractions."I'll tell you where I feel I came up short -- that is the fact that we had four individual incidents where I didn't reach our players," Levy said at his annual state-of-the-Bills address.
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January 12, 1991
Site: Rich Stadium, Orchard Park, N.Y.Line: Buffalo by 6 1/2 .TV: Channels 2, 4, 12:30 p.m.Last meeting: Buffalo won, 24-14, Dec. 23 and clinched the American Football Conference East title.The series: Miami leads the series, 35-14-1. The teams split their two meetings this season. Buffalo clinched the title in the game mentioned above. But Miami routed Buffalo, 30-7, in the second game of the season.On the sidelines: Miami coach Don Shula is in his 28th NFL season, his 21st with the Dolphins.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | May 17, 2014
The National Aquarium in Baltimore is asking for feedback as it considers whether to keep the eight Atlantic bottlenose dolphins in its care or move them to an ocean-side sanctuary. The Inner Harbor anchor institution revealed plans this week to evaluate its future role as a conservation organization - including whether to keep the marine mammals - through a process it's calling BLUEprint. The aquarium launched the website aqua.org/future for the public to submit opinions.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | May 14, 2014
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.
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