Collision Indicates Animals May Not Be As Smart As Previously Thought
Two dolphins collided during a SeaWorld exhibition resulting in the death of one of the animals and a last minute change to the seafood special in the SeaWorld cafeteria.
SeaWorld officials term the mishap a “freak accident” noting it is only under extremely rare circumstances in the wild that two dolphins will leap through a hula hoop suspended 30 feet above the water.
Grief counselors will be made available at SeaWorld’s Orlando location in an effort to help the other dolphins deal with the loss of their school mate. In the meantime, tourists at SeaWorld have marveled at the other dolphins’ ability to smile continually throughout the ordeal.
Charles Schumer (D, Publicty Whore, NY) called for stricter Federal regulation to prevent any future dolphin accidents and criticized the FAA for not making regular inspections of airborne dolphins.