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Release of Male and Female Dolphin Pair

Dolphin: Case File

Dolphin Name: six year old male, eight year old female

Species: Two Pacific bottlenose dolphins

Previous Location Address:Sea Life Park in Hawaii

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Organizations/Individuals Involved:

Date of release:1979

History : permitted ocean access after four years of captivity

Rescue/Release Process Followed:The dolphins gradually ventured further from their sea pen, and eventually after

four months of ocean access, they chose to remain at sea.

Post Release Follow Up:



  • Balcomb, K.C. 1995. Cetacean Releases. Centre for Whale Research, Friday Harbour, WA.
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