So Dr Naomi Rose (scientist and anti captivity advocate) went to the St. Petersburg Dolphinarium in Russia. This is what information and photos she gathered:
Here are a few photos of the St. Petersburg dolphinarium - and if it looks like an Olympic swimming/diving pool facility to you, it should, because that’s precisely what it is. When the Moscow Olympics were over in 1980, this facility was standing more or less idle, so it was turned into a dolphinarium - Olympic logos, swimming lanes, diving boards and all. This is considered one of the best dolphinariums in the country . It is dark, noisy, and the infrastructure is slowly deteriorating, because of course it was never meant to hold saltwater mammals.
She has more info that will be posted soon.
These are the even darker sides of the cetacean captivity industry that you support when you decide to throw your money at any aquarium or marine park that houses cetaceans.
Oh my god.
This is completely disgusting. And apparently one of RUSSIA’s top facilities. I hate to see what a low facility looks like. Thank-you Russia for setting us back in our hard work to end cetacean captivity. Grrrr!!!