Rescues at Katrina-Hit Aquarium

Photo: dolphins being fed by rescue workers
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Employees of the Marine Life Oceanarium in Gulfport, Mississippi, try to coax two California sea lions into a cage. The animals, named Splash and Elliot, escaped from the facility when it was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina on August 29, 2005.

Oceanarium staff members have been responding to reports of animals found on back porches, under houses, amid debris piles, and in neighboring bays and swimming pools. Elliot was found in an overflowing manhole near Gulfport's Copa Casino.

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