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A Whale Of A Move

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Sep 8, 2008 11:00PM

The Shedd Aquarium announced to day it has completed a successful transfer of seven whales and four dolphins to the Mystic Aquarium & Institute for Exploration in Connecticut. The reason for the move was to prepare the Shedd for a renovation of its Oceanarium. The whales will eventually be integrated into Mystic's existing whale exhibit. “We are pleased that all of our animals are in excellent health and are quickly adjusting to their new temporary surroundings,’’ said Ken Ramirez, senior vice president of animal collections and animal training at the Shedd. The Shedd also sent 12 staff members to Connecticut to help care for the whales and dolphins, who spent most of the trip comfortably on a FedEx plane. No word on if the staff members were shipped overnight or 2-day.