First Dolphin Sanctuary for Rescued Captive Dolphins

A team of scientists is building a first of its kind dolphin sanctuary in Greece.  The sanctuary will be home to dolphins released from captivity from marine life parks, which have been widely criticized for their treatment of animals, and after falling out of public favor, have shut down in many parts of the world.  The sanctuary will also house marine animals threatened by the 8 million tons of plastic waste dumped into the ocean each year.  The first of its kind dolphin sanctuary is being overseen by Dr. Anastasia Miliou, a hydrobiologist and scientific director of the Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation.  The world’s first marine life sanctuary is off a remote hamlet of the small Greek island of Lipsi.

Source: Al Jazeera News