The report by
The report, commissioned by the park board, says the aquarium keeps Pacific white-sided dolphins, harbour porpoises and belugas but doesn't capture or cause to be captured the animals if they are wild.
It says the aquarium has also pioneered emergency care, transportation, feeding and medical treatment protocols for wild dolphins and whales that have been stranded.
The report says aquarium staff wouldn't be able to perform long-term care for stranded animals or apply research learned from captive whales and dolphins to wild populations if the captivity program ended.
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