Source Pravda.Ru

Dolphins from U.S. marine park flown to Bahamas resort

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Sixteen dolphins from a marine park that was destroyed by &to=http://english.pravda.ru/accidents/21/97/385/16076_Katrina.html' target=_blank>Hurricane Katrina including several that were swept out to the Gulf of Mexico and later rescued _ have been moved to a resort in the Bahamas.

The dolphins, which have been housed at temporary locations around the country, were transported to Mobile, Alabama, and loaded onto an airplane for the final stage of their trip, officials said.

Another dolphin was left behind because she is ill, said Stacey Coltraine, a former trainer of the dolphins, and will be flown to the Bahamas when she is healthy.

The mammals lived at Marine Life Oceanarium in Gulfport, doing jumps and other tricks in programs for tourists, before it was severely damaged by Katrina on Aug. 29.