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Op-Ed: Pilot whale ‘Sully’ dies at SeaWorld San Diego
By Elizabeth Batt
May 27, 2012 – 3 hours ago in
San Diego – Animal Ambassador for SeaWorld, Busch Gardens and Discovery Cove – Julie Scardina, is reporting that Sully the pilot whale died at the San Diego facility on May 23. Sully had several health issues, sunburn was one of them.
Sully the pilot whale stranded on a Curacao beach, a Caribbean island near Aruba in 2009. The whale was rescued by staff of the Curacao Sea Aquarium and named after the famous airline pilot Captain “Sully” Sullenberger – the US Airways pilot who made an amazing emergency landing in the Hudson River.
Staff at the aquarium spent months nursing Sully back to health before SeaWorld San Diego adopted him. Weighing almost 1,000 pounds and…
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