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A dolphin has died at a Swiss amusement park just weeks after conservationists warned that loud noises could cause extreme distress to the cetaceans at a dolphinarium in the eastern town of Lipperswil.

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Re: Dolphin dies after Swiss techno party

Very sad. Probably some psy-trance
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Re: Dolphin dies after Swiss techno party

Another one?! I remember reading about one dying a few weeks ba-

Ah.
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Re: Dolphin dies after Swiss techno party

Everyone who studied marine biology knows that dolphins prefer classic rock to techno.
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Old 28.12.2011, 09:22
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Re: Dolphin dies after Swiss techno party

How old were these dolphins?

Did they have permission from their parents to attend?

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Re: Dolphin dies after Swiss techno party

What is a dolphins favourite music?

Anything by Fishbone Splash
Don't Bream its Over by Neil Finn and Crowded House
Since you been gone by Rainbow Trout

Basically, anything with a good tuna - Seal always gets them moving

Also Katie Melua. Just coz she sounds like a freakin' whale
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“This is the seventh dolphin to die in this amusement park in only three years,” said animal welfare organisations Oceancare and Swiss Protection for Animals. According to them, the living conditions for dolphins at Connyland are “unacceptable.”


Says it all really....


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Re: Dolphin dies after Swiss techno party

I don't buy it that the dolphin died from the music. They do have something like 15 times better hearing than humans, but that makes sense being underwater. They can also make sonic booms that exceed the pain threshold in humans (well over 130 decibels) so they are no stranger to noise. Add to that the fact that you have to subtract around 60 decibels going from air to water, so if the show was at an extremely loud 120 decibels, in water it would be 60 db which is about as loud as a dishwasher from several meters away. Hardly deadly.

And- dolphins are known to spontaneously help humans, in the wild. Captive dolphins develop an ever closer bond. This one had to be aware that people were enjoying themselves, which should have given it pleasure.

Just a headline grabber. However, the fact that it's the 7th dolphin to die there in 3 years makes me question how they are being cared for overall, doesn't seem too good.
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Re: Dolphin dies after Swiss techno party

It doesn't sound like this place has any business keeping dolphins - truly beautiful and intelligent creatures.

And as for a "Swiss techno party" I'm pretty sure I'd want to curl up and die if I got near one.
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What is a dolphins favourite music?

Anything by Fishbone Splash
Don't Bream its Over by Neil Finn and Crowded House
Since you been gone by Rainbow Trout

Basically, anything with a good tuna - Seal always gets them moving

Also Katie Melua. Just coz she sounds like a freakin' whale
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Re: Dolphin dies after Swiss techno party

A new member dug up this 'old' Thread again.
More info on the same dolphine deaths here and here
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