From the Toronto Star:
Marineland must “thoroughly update” its water quality protocols to ensure it has a healthy environment for marine mammals in the wake of a Star investigation.
In an interim report Wednesday, the Canadian Association of Zoos and Aquariums said studies of water quality logs and animal health records “raise questions” about how effectively the park’s water quality systems are working in three pools.
The report said records revealed several instances in which water quality did not meet industry standards. Such lapses had an “impact on the wellbeing of the animals in the pools in question.”
CAZA said it “expects to see a solution to maintain water quality in the long term,” and added that Marineland has agreed to an external evaluation of its water management system.
You can also see other stories about the CAZA findings at Marineland at:
- Canadian Press (via Canada.com) – CAZA finds no major issues at Marineland; former workers alleged animals at risk
- Niagara Falls Review – Conflicting reports for Marineland
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