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Baltimore reacts to dolphins leaving National Aquarium

Baltimore reacts to dolphins leaving National Aquarium

Baltimore’s dolphin population may be moving from the city, but one lifetime resident is encouraged by the increased freedom for the mammals.

Eric Porter, 60, said the dolphins should be able to go where they can thrive. He supports Tuesday's news that National Aquarium officials would move dolphins from their home on Pier 4 to an oceanside sanctuary -- a first-of-its kind facility to be located somewhere near the Caribbean.

“Dolphins naturally come from the ocean,” he said. “[They] have personality.”

The aquarium opened 35 years ago, and the Marine Mammal Pavilion opened 25 years ago. By 2020, the aquarium plans to relocate its colony of...

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