Rescues at Katrina-Hit Aquarium

Photo: dolphins being fed by rescue workers
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The Aqua Stadium at the Marine Life Oceanarium in Gulfport, Mississippi, stands in ruins after Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast on August 29, 2005. The stadium had been the main venue for viewing the facility's 14 Atlantic bottlenose dolphins in action.

The oceanarium's buildings and tanks were almost completely demolished by the storm. After Katrina, staff members evacuated surviving dolphins and sea lions to temporary homes at the Gulfarium in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, and at Sea World in Orlando, Florida.

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Photograph courtesy Marine Life Oceanarium
 
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