too. It's a guy who visited in '08 and wrote APHIS about the violations he saw. It is very sad that SFDK doesn't take better care with this (I've noticed the grimy water a few times too). Grimy water and unshaded pools should be a fairly easy fix, I'd believe. I don't know why SFDK wouldn't correct that. I can understand that Shouka not having a companion is a more complicated issue but Merlin and Shouka did well together for 7 years according to what I've read... I even heard there was a UC Davis group of students who were studying Shouka's and Merlin's relationship. I don't know why there was a "compatibility issue," but couldn't SFDK find another dolphin to accompany Shouka until a better solution was forged?
Like I said... if they were to move her, I'd hope it would be so they could expand the tank, or do some important tweaks on it to make it more livable for her. I don't know why they would want to move her for good.
“If toast always lands butter-side down, and cats always land on their feet, what happens if you strap toast on the back of a cat and drop it?”